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40 inmates positive for COVID-19 at Jeffco jail

Forty inmates at the Jefferson County jail have now tested positive for COVID-19, Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Michael Taplin said on May 28. Taplin said the jail has tested 126 … more

Varied Jeffco COVID case rates suggest disease hitting low-income areas

From highly populated suburbs like Lakewood and Arvada to more rural locations like Genesee and Indian Hills, COVID-19 has turned up in communities across Jefferson County. But while few corners of … more

Hunger pains in Jeffco during COVID-19

Lakewood resident Bev Noia was on a walk with her dog in mid-April when she saw a little free library with canned food in it. Little free libraries can typically be found in residential neighborhoods … more

Hundreds of Jefferson County businesses violated health orders

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jefferson County Public Health has had hundreds of contacts with businesses following complaints from the public about violations of current health orders. However, … more

South Jeffco family in pandemic: 'Making it by the skin of our teeth’

On one hand, Matt Leising spent the past several weeks under pressure, hoping his wife’s two jobs and his paid leave could keep his family afloat as he stayed home to take care of their kids during … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

What $60 milllion in budget cuts could mean for Jeffco students

Less than four months from next school year, Jeffco has begun brainstorming ways learning might change to protect staff and students from a second wave of the coronavirus. While exact changes are … more

Jefferson County optimistic stay-at-home order will not be extended past May 8

With the statewide stay-at-home order that had been in place for the past month set to expire on April 26, Jefferson County Public Health joined agencies in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Broomfield … more

Jefferson County jail inmate with COVID-19-related symptoms dies

An inmate in the Jefferson County Jail who had self-reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms has died after being found unresponsive in his cell. According to a press release from the Jefferson County … more

Jeffco extending Stay-At-Home order through May 8

Jefferson County will continue to be under a Stay-At-Home order even after the statewide order expires on Saturday thanks to a countywide extension of the state's order announced by Jefferson County … more

Genetic genealogy testing leads to suspect in 1963 murder

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has announced it has identified a suspect in another longstanding cold case homicide using genetic genealogy testing. On April 23, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff … more

Helping the helpers during COVID-19 crisis

From food banks to providers of services for seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen non-profits all over Jefferson County step up to fill community needs created by the diseases spread. Yet just … more

Homelessness in Jeffco during COVID-19

Life has not been easy for Wayne Graham since he came out to Colorado four years ago. The 60-year-old man came to the state from Georgia with hopes of joining the marijuana industry with his nephew. … more

COVID-19 cases in Jeffco senior living facilities

According to the Jefferson County Public Health department, these are the facilities where outbreaks have been identified as of the end of the day on April 9. Lakewood Granville Assisted Living … more

Jeffco tourism businesses hit hard by COVID-19

At Golden’s The Dove Inn, the cancellations started out slowly. “I would say in early March people started canceling,” said Libby Foster, who owns the 10-bedroom Victorian inn on 14th Street … more

With state directive in place, local health departments rescind stay-at-home orders

A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state. The morning of March 25, … more

Seventh floor of Jeffco jail reopened to house inmates exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has reopened a portion of the seventh floor of the county jail and is using it to house inmates that are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. JCSO Public … more

Jefferson County issues a stay-at-home order effective Thursday

Jefferson County's response to the pandemic threat of COVID-19 ramped up today, with a countywide order for residents to shelter in place, only leaving their houmes for essential activities, work and … more

How COVID-19 is impacting Jeffco

Following the identification of several cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County and Gov. Jared Polis' announcement that community spread of the disease has occurred in Colorado, Jefferson County Public … more

Jeffco community faces new obstacles as school goes online for COVID-19

Six months ago, John Ford wouldn’t have believed that one day, the entire district would transfer all schools to temporary online learning, said Ford, a Jeffco parent and president of teachers … more
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