Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
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April 16, 2021: Jefferson County Public Health has issued a new public health order to guide the county (including Lakewood) through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a full reopening. The order is effective at the time the state’s order is rescinded, which is expected on April 16, with counties expected to implement their own tailored strategies to meet their community’s needs.
Complete details from Jefferson County | Simplified COVID-19 Dial: Guidance for Individuals and Businesses
The new county order is in effect until Aug. 15, with two phases to reopening:
- Phase 1 – Moving Toward a Full Reopening (April 16-May 15): Businesses and individuals can operate under Dial 3.0’s Level Blue capacity limits and simplified mitigation requirements for 30 days. There will be no movement during this 30-day period. Review the order for specific mitigation requirements and capacity limits for businesses and activities.
- Phase 2 – Observation Period (May 16-Aug. 15): Jefferson County, along with other metro Denver counties, will move to a new level on the Dial — Level Clear — which has no restrictions. In Level Clear, businesses will operate at 100 percent capacity with no mitigation requirements although indoor mask requirements may still apply. During the observation period, rather than focusing on incidence rates or test positivity rates, JCPH will closely monitor hospitalizations, a health metric indicative of severity of COVID-19 infections. It is expected that by late May vaccination coverage should be sufficient to control COVID-19 transmission in the county. However, if needed, JCPH can apply capacity limits based on hospitalization rates as described in the order.
April 5, 2021: Masks are no longer required in outdoor public spaces in Jefferson County. Jefferson County Public Health has amended its local mask order to require masks when in indoor public spaces when six-foot distancing cannot be maintained from non-household members. Under federal requirements, continue to wear a mask when traveling via public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) in the U.S. See Details
Beginning Friday, April 2: all Coloradans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans over the age of 18 will be eligible to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Scroll through more details about this phase and eligibility for the vaccine.
Tips for Vaccine Sign-up
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?
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:
JEFFERSON COUNTY MASK ORDER
Masks are no longer required in outdoor public spaces in Jefferson County, including Lakewood. Jefferson County Public Health has amended its local mask order to require masks when in indoor public spaces when six-foot distancing cannot be maintained from non-household members. See Details
- Jefferson County's mask order is slightly more restrictive than the State of Colorado's mask guidance, due to local conditions.
- Under federal requirements, continue to wear a mask when traveling via public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) in the U.S.
More Resources & Information
As Lakewood continues to respond to and manage the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has closed the doors to the Civic Center to ensure the safety of residents and city staff. The city is providing as many services remotely as possible, and residents are encouraged to access online or remote services as the safest, most convenient options. For in-person services, residents should call ahead to confirm that the service is available or call the main number at 303-987-7000.
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