Jefferson County has transitioned from a stay-at-home order to a safer-at-home order as of this past Saturday, May 9th. This means that critical businesses in JeffCo can remain open, while many non-critical businesses can begin to open with some restrictions in compliance with the statewide Safer-at-Home order.
Access to COVID-19 testing, as well as personal protective equipment, has improved since the Stay-at-Home order was initiated in JeffCo on April 27th. This progress has made JeffCo Public Health confident in their decision to begin a slow transition towards new rules.
Individuals are still advised to continue staying at home to the greatest extent possible, practicing social distancing, and only leaving home for essential activities. Vulnerable populations such as people aged 65 and older or those with health complications should continue to stay at home unless leaving is absolutely necessary.
Last week, the Governor’s Office announced a new tool on the State’s COVID-19 website, a Community Bases Testing Sites Map in which Coloradans can find COVID-19 testing sites. You can access the map here.
Governor Polis also extended his Executive Order that prevents evictions, which suspends evictions based on an inability to pay rent for the next 30 days. This order also extends for 30 days the previous guidance to utility companies to not shut off water or power if a customer misses payments.
If you need help with unemployment and have been having a hard time reaching them, use this call back form.
Resident Relief Foundation, along with the Colorado Apartment Association, have announced their partnership to provide assistance to renters.
If you or anybody you know is in crisis, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 3825