Jefferson County, Colo. — As we begin 2022, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wishes all our community members a happy and healthy New Year. While 2021 may be in the rearview, unfortunately, COVID-19 is not. Since the beginning of the holiday season, there have been many developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is committed to promoting health and preventing injury and disease for the residents of Jefferson County, Colorado.
As school begins and colder days are upon us, JCPH is offering the following updates and resources to help keep our county safe as community members return to normal activities — and as students, faculty and staff return to a new school semester.
COVID-19 rates have risen dramatically in Jefferson County, with 5,593 new cases confirmed between Dec. 27-Jan. 1, an incidence rate of 953.5 cases per 100,000 people. This increase can be attributed to two things — increased community mobility during the holidays and the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant.