COVID-19 Public Health Orders


Public Health Orders are in Effect: 


Jefferson County residents and visitors ages 11 or older must wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public settings -- both indoors and outdoors -- when unable to maintain six feet of social distancing. 

Jeffco Mask Guidance

Additional background information about the Jefferson County order



Coloradans ages 11 or older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering or moving within any public indoor space.

Statewide Mask Order Information

Frequently Asked Questions about the statewide mandatory mask order


3. Jefferson County is operating under a variance from the state's latest "Safer at Home" and "Vast, Great Outdoors" public health orders.

Colorado Safer at Home Details

Resources, guidelines, business and employee information, etc.

State's variance approval for county

Lakewood Coronavirus Resource Center   Newest Lakewood Updates

Enforcement Questions: Lakewood Police Educate, Emphasize, Encourage(PDF, 119KB)

For non-emergency, non-medical questions for law enforcement related to the Stay-at-Home Order, DO NOT call 911 or dispatch centers. Community members can call the Colorado State Patrol’s new info call center: 1-833-598-5553, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.


More information - State of Colorado and U.S.


More local information - Jefferson County




For general questions, call CO-HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email for answers in English and Spanish.

Colorado Mask Campaign

On Friday, April 3, Governor Polis announced the Colorado Mask Campaign encouraging Coloradans to wear non-medical cloth face coverings when leaving the home for essential business.

Video: No-Sew Make-Your-Own Mask

Video: The right way to put on, take off cloth masks

A Mask for Everyone - How to make, share and wear masks

See Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 94KB)

  • Medical masks are still prioritized for healthcare workers.
  • Non-medical, cloth/fabric face coverings should be part of everyone’s personal hygiene practice.
  • You don’t need to leave your home to get supplies — use scarves, t-shirts, etc.
  • Mask should cover your mouth and nose.
  • Wash the mask when you get home, wash your hands and wash your face.
  • Combining face coverings with frequent handwashing helps stop the spread of the virus.