Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
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January 6, 2022:
- Similar to the rest of the country, Jefferson County (including Lakewood) has seen COVID-19 cases rise dramatically because of the highly infectious omicron variant and holiday gatherings. Health experts are calling on residents to take steps to minimize the impact from this surge in cases and reduce illnesses and death.
- It’s important, particularly for school-aged children and the adults who work with them, to continue taking steps to prevent the spread of the disease: Wearing masks, keeping physical distancing and getting updated vaccines and boosters. Wearing masks in schools and in public places is required in Jefferson County.
- The omicron variant is leading public health experts to recommend use of N95 or KN95 masks rather than cloth masks. Because these might be unavailable, residents should then use surgical masks or double mask as the next best step. If neither of these options are available, residents should wear a cloth mask because the bottom line is all individuals should wear some form of face covering.
- Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or having been exposed to an individual who tested positive for the virus should get tested. Despite a high demand for testing, there are still a number of free COVID-19 testing sites in the county that are available for accurate PCR testing. For the unvaccinated, get tested 3-5 days after exposure. For the vaccinated, get tested 5-7 days after exposure. Please follow the updated quarantine and isolation guidelines.
- To learn more about COVID-19 prevention and resources, please visit Jeffco.us/coronavirus.
Effective Nov. 24, 2021: With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing sharply, the Jefferson County Board of Health has issued Public Health Order 21-006, which requires all individuals ages three and older to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in indoor public spaces in Jefferson County, including Lakewood, regardless of vaccination status. This includes Lakewood recreation centers, unless actively swimming.
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Vaccination & Testing Information
Free COVID-19 testing sites | State Testing Information
Anyone over the age of 5 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
More information about vaccines for children and teens.
Scroll through more details about eligibility for additional doses or booster shots.
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Colorado Vaccine Info JeffCo Vaccine Info
Deciding if you want to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Benefits and frequently asked questions
Where can I get vaccinated?
Use this webpage to help residents get the vaccine at a number of free locations around Jefferson County.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment continually updates vaccine locations and links -- scroll through retailers, community vaccination sites and county-specific vaccination locations.
VaccineFinder can help you find available vaccination appointments at locations near you.
Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter is a tool to help you track down vaccine appointments at Colorado pharmacies.
COVIDCheck Colorado (Versión en español ) offers a registry for eligible people to sign up and be notified when appointments become available.
Many retail chain pharmacies are offering the vaccine to eligible individuals. Appointments are required. To find out more and register for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit:
Call Center: CDPHE has a call center 24-hours a day, seven days a week to assist the public with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The center has an option for callers to get a call-back instead of waiting on hold. If a call is dropped, the resident will receive a call back. Call 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926).
- Colorado lanza nueva linea directa para la vacunacion contra el COVID-19: 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926).
- Answers available in multiple other languages
Phone Assistance: Residents can also call Benefits in Action at 720-221-8354 to get help registering for a vaccine appointment with a local provider.
Older adults needing someone to fill in the vaccine forms can Chat with a Social Worker from Jefferson County Public Library.
Jefferson County resources for questions:
All individuals ages three and older are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in indoor public spaces in Jefferson County, including Lakewood, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Nov. 24, 2021, Jefferson County Board of Health, Public Health Order 21-006.
Public health experts recommend use of N95 or KN95 masks rather than cloth masks. Because these might be unavailable, residents should then use surgical masks or double mask as the next best step. If neither of these options are available, residents should wear a cloth mask because the bottom line is all individuals should wear some form of face covering.
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Masking in indoor public spaces is a safe, effective mitigation tool. The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in indoor public settings in areas where COVID-19 community transmission is substantial or high. Jefferson County remains in CDC’s high transmission category
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