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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced that the county is at risk for t…

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced that the county is at risk for t…

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced that the county is at risk for tighter restrictions, as the two-week COVID-19 case counts are the highest since the start of the pandemic. JCPH is calling on Jeffco residents to stay strong and focused on preventing the spread of this virus, so we can move forward together as a community and keep our businesses open. “It’s normal to feel exhausted by COVID-19 and the things we have to do to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Christine Billings, Head of JCPH’s Office of Pandemic Response. “Many of us are feeling ‘COVID-19 fatigue’. We have been carrying the weight of this pandemic for much longer than we expected. But the virus is still circulating and we can’t give up now. We must dig deep and work together as a community to slow the spread.”

In the past two weeks, there have been 1,013 total cases of the virus in Jefferson County, or 174 per 100,000 residents (from Oct. 2 – 15). The limit to maintain our Level 2 status is 175 cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period. JCPH expects to surpass our Level 2 limits on or around Friday, Oct. 16. When this occurs, Jefferson County will be given a grace period during which we must get our cases back below those limits, or face the possibility of moving to a more restrictive level (Level 3).

What can you do? Follow the “three Ws” – Wear a mask, Watch your distance (stay 6 ft. from others who don’t live with you), and Wash your hands.

Read the full press release here: http://www.cityofgolden.net/…/COVID_JCPH_PressRelease_10_16…

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