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    CDC Recommends Booster Shots for Recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

    Following approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), boosters are now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines. Read more.
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    JCPH Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard Using 2021 Population Forecast

    Today JCPH will update the information on its COVID-19 data dashboard using 2021 Jefferson County population forecasts produced by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Read more.
  3. Board of Health Votes to Require Routine COVID-19 Testing

    Jefferson County Board of Health Issues Public Health Order 21-005

    The Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-005, which requires all county and municipal government workers to get tested for COVID-19 weekly or submit proof of full vaccination in order to report to work in person. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Require Masks in Local Government Buildings

    During a public Special Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting on October 7, the Board voted to approve Public Health Order 21-004, which requires that all individuals ages 2+ wear a mask indoors at all county and municipal government buildings. Read more.
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    Flu Season is Here: JCPH Encourages Residents to Get Vaccinated for Both Flu & COVID-19

    As we head into fall, JCPH urges everyone 6 months and older to get an influenza vaccine. With COVID-19 still circulating at high transmission rates in our community, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. Read more.
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    Southwest Plaza COVID-19 Vaccination Site Expands Capacity

    From September 20-30, 2021, the community COVID-19 vaccination site located at Southwest Plaza Mall will have expanded capacity to provide up to 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19

    As the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread in the county, especially among unvaccinated residents, JCPH shares an update on the current situation in Jeffco. Read more.
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    JCPH Supports State Board of Health’s Decision to Require COVID-19 Vaccines at Healthcare Facilities

    On August 30, the State Board of Health approved emergency rules requiring vaccination for staff in licensed healthcare settings. JCPH applauds the Board of Health for this important requirement of healthcare workers where community members seek care. Read more.
  9. JCPH amends PHO 21-002

    JCPH Amends PHO 21-002: Order now requires masks for everyone ages 3+ in school settings

    JCPH has amended Public Health Order 21-002, which now requires everyone ages 3 and older (instead of 2 and older) to wear a mask when indoors at all schools and school-based extracurricular activities as well as all childcare settings in Jeffco. Read more.
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    JCPH Encourages Residents to Observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31

    International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31, 2021, and JCPH encourages residents to get involved in this annual observance, which focuses on raising awareness and reducing stigma around overdose. Read more.
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    NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to OWTS Resolution & Policy

    JCPH is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Jeffco Board of Health resolution and policy regarding permitting and installation of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) in Indian Hills and the Parmalee Gulch Watershed by September 30. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order 21-002

    PHO 21-002 requires everyone 2+ to wear a mask indoors at all schools, extracurriculars & childcares. The Order also requires unvaccinated faculty/staff, as well as unvaccinated students & adults participating in extracurriculars, to undergo testing. Read more.
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    JCPH Extends Public Health Order 21-001: County to Remain in Observation Period for Another Month

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today extended Public Health Order 21-001 – COVID-19 Dial. The order is now effective through September 15, 2021. Read more.
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    JCPH Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week

    August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. JCPH reminds our community that breastfeeding is a team effort, and it’s important for breastfeeding individuals to have a support system in place. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Offers Guidance for Schools, Families Ahead of Back-to-School

    As Jefferson County students soon return to in-person learning, and on the heels of the release of back-to-school guidelines from the CDC, Jefferson County Public Health is releasing its own guidelines for a healthy, safe return to in-person learning. Read more.
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    In Alignment with CDC Guidelines, JCPH Strongly Encourages Wearing a Mask Indoors, Regardless of Vax

    The CDC issued new guidance recommending all people, including those fully vaccinated, wear a mask in areas with substantial COVID-19 rates, including Jeffco. JCPH recommends all residents return to wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Read more.
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    JCPH & Jeffco Public Schools Urge All Students Age 12+ to Get COVID-19 Vaccine before Back-to-School

    With back-to-school just around the corner, now is the perfect time for students who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to get ready to safely return for the new school year. Read more.
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    JCPH & the RAQC Offer Tips to Stay Healthy When Air Quality is Poor this Summer

    Summer is finally here and we are already feeling the heat in Colorado. This time of year when the climate is hot and dry, increased ground-level ozone pollution and smoke from wildfires can make our air more harmful to breathe. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches Countywide Marketing Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Among Young People

    This week, JCPH launched a new marketing campaign to increase vaccine coverage among teens and young adults ages 16-29. Read more.
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    Prevent Diseases Carried by Insects and Animals This Summer

    Summer is here, which means sunshine and enjoying the great outdoors. Insects and animals are also coming out to explore this time of year, so JCPH encourages community members to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious diseases some carry. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches New Campaign to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarette Aerosol

    With the warmer weather, more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is critical to prevent exposure to anything that may compromise lung health. Read more.
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    JCPH Rescinds County Mask Order to Align with State Requirements

    Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, JCPH rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Read more.
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    JCPH Statement Regarding Mask Guidance – May 14, 2021

    JCPH is aware of today’s announcement from Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s plans to align with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around masks. Read more.
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    Jefferson County to Move to Level Clear May 16

    On 5/16, Jeffco will move to Level Clear per PHO 21-001. The county will enter a 90-day observation period and businesses can operate at 100% capacity with no restrictions, except for indoor mask requirements or others set by the State or CDPHE. Read more.
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    JCPH Releases Updated Mask Order, Aligns with the State on Requirements

    This week, Governor Polis extended the State mask order that allows for fewer restrictions on mask-wearing in certain circumstances. JCPH will update and renew its current mask order, which is set to expire May 5, 2021, to align with the state’s order. Read more.
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    JCPH Celebrates 2020 Public Health Champions and Releases Report to the Community

    Following a year of pandemic response, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud and excited to make two important announcements regarding the efforts made by our community and health department since March 2020. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Local Public Health Order to Lead County Through Recovery

    JCPH today issued a new public health order (PHO 21-001) to help guide the county through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a full reopening. Read more.
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    CDPHE Moves Jeffco to Level Yellow on Dial 3.0

    CDPHE will move Jeffco to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s Dial 3.0, effective Friday, April 9 at 6 a.m. Read more.
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    Masks No Longer Required in Outdoor Public Settings in Jeffco

    JCPH amended the countywide mask order, which requires anyone in Jeffco to wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained from non-household members. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Summary of Dial 3.0 Implications for Jeffco

    With the release of the new Dial 3.0 framework and public health order yesterday, JCPH is providing a summary of how the new dial affects businesses and individuals in the county. Read more.
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    JCPH Reminds Community that Masks Are Required in All Indoor & Outdoor Settings

    With spring on the way, people in Jeffco are beginning to spend more time in our great outdoors and the sports season is kicking off. JCPH reminds residents that the use of face masks continues to be required in both indoor and outdoor settings. Read more.
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    Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

    JCPH, the Board of Health and Board of County Commissioners reflect on one year of COVID-19 in Colorado and Jefferson County. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue on Dial 2.0

    Effective Feb. 26 at 6 a.m., Jefferson County will move to Level Blue: Caution on the state’s Dial 2.0. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified about the move by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
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    Jeffco Reaches Goal of Vaccinating at Least 70 Percent of Residents Age 70 and Over

    JCPH announced today that the county has reached its goal of vaccinating more than 70% of residents age 70 and over by the end of February. Read more.
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    JCPH announces new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce and welcome its new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock. Dr. Comstock is bringing with her decades of experience and a passion for data-driven, equity-minded public health work. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

    On Feb. 5, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a new Dial Framework called Dial 2.0. Under the new dial, which is effective on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m., Jefferson County will now be under Level Yellow. Read more.
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    Notice: Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) released a fourth amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). Read more.
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    JCPH to Open its Vaccination Clinic to Adults Age 70+

    In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability of its vaccination site to those aged 70 and older. Read more.
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    JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco

    Beginning Feb. 2, JCPH will partner with COVIDCheck Colorado to provide COVID-19 testing at locations across Jeffco. In addition to taking over testing operations at key existing locations, COVIDCheck is also working with JCPH to launch two new sites. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing in Jefferson County

    On Jan. 20, CDPHE alerted JCPH of concerns with COVID-19 testing through Curative. Based on this new information, JCPH will no longer offer Curative testing in the county. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on Vaccination Prioritization and Timeline

    As of January 11, 2021, 18,734 Jefferson County residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 3,799 have received both doses of the vaccine and are on their way to being more protected from COVID-19. Read more.
  42. Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts

    New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

    Subscribe to the Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts notifications to get the latest information from JCPH. Read on...
  43. National Radon Action Month

    January is National Radon Action Month – JCPH offering free test kits by mail to Jeffco residents

    January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. Read more.
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    Jefferson County moved to Level Orange on COVID-19 Dial

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that as of today, January 4, 2021, the county is being moved to Level Orange on the Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
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    Notice: Second Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a second amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). Read more.
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    Statement: Extreme demand seen at Jefferson County Fairgrounds testing site, line closed for 11/22

    The COVID-19 testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is closed for 11/22/20. The site has resources to test high volumes of people, but on the first day of operation, we are still adjusting the staff, time and logistics necessary for the demand. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in the county. Read on...
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    State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red, “Severe Risk,” in the Dial Effective Nov. 20, 5 p.m.

    Effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move several Denver Metro counties, including Jefferson County, to “Level Red – Severe Risk” in the COVID-19 Dial Framework. Read more.
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    Update on Jeffco’s Move to Level Orange & Public Health Order 20-009

    JCPH will move to Level Orange (formerly Level 3) of CDPHE's Dial Framework beginning today, Monday, November 9 at 5 p.m. Additionally, JCPH’s Public Health Order 20-009, which sets limits on gatherings, will remain in effect. Read more.
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    State to Move Jefferson County to Level Orange in the Dial Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases

    JCPH was notified today by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moved to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, in the Dial Framework, effective Monday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. MT. Read more.
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    Notice: First Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    In response to questions from the public and partners, we have added a number of clarifications to the First Amended JCPH PHO 20-009. This amended version is now in effect. Read more.
  52. JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

    JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Help Protect Community

    Jefferson County relinquishes its local variance and implements a new public health order in a last effort to avoid being moved to level three in the state’s dial framework. Read more.
  53. Together We Go Forward

    JCPH Launches New Campaign “Together We Go Forward"

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today announced and launched a new public information campaign aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jefferson County by reminding people of their important role in this effort. Read more.
  54. COVID-19 Update

    Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

    As the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, becomes more widespread, the Board of County Commissioners has directed the closure of all county offices to the public, effective today, March 16. Read on...
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