Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Now, all residents should follow the more relaxed mask requirements from the State of Colorado per Executive Order D 2021 103 and according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Second Amended Public Health Order 20-38.

Under the new state requirements, any fully vaccinated individual may go without a mask in any setting, unless the setting requires otherwise, which includes some businesses and government offices. However, all unvaccinated individuals and those who are not yet fully vaccinated ages 11 and older must continue to wear a mask in certain high-risk settings, including congregate care facilities, prisons, jails, Colorado DMV offices, as well as emergency medical and other health care settings. Masks are also still required in schools and child care settings (including extracurricular activities); however, individuals who are fully vaccinated in a classroom or cohort may remove their mask if their teacher or caregiver has provided proof of vaccination to their employer. Masks also remain required during travel per CDC requirements

City staff continues to assist Wheat Ridge businesses and residents in a variety of ways: online form submission, telephone, email, information on the City website on Whats UpWheat RidgeWheatRidgeSpeaks, and social media. Appointments are also available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and from 1-4 p.m.

The City of Wheat Ridge will begin walkup service on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 

Hours will be as follows: 

  • Walkup Customer Service 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Building Division Walkup Customer Service 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • In addition, appointments will be available between the hours of 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Please refer to the City Guide to make an appointment with a specific department.

Find Vaccine information here.

For continuing updates about Jefferson County’s case numbers, visit and follow social media on Twitter @JeffcoPH, Instagram @JeffcoPH and Facebook @jeffcopublichealth.

For questions, contact the appropriate staff person if in-person assistance is required. Quick Reference Guide

This page was last updated on May 18, 2021.

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Message from Jefferson County Emergency Management

Jefferson County Public Health urges our community to practice important everyday actions to prevent the disease and help stop its spread:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, throw the tissue away and then wash your hands again.
  • Avoid touching your face including your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid being around anyone with cold- or flu-like symptoms.
  • If you’re sick, stay home and away from public places.
  • Get a flu shot if you have not had yours yet.

If you are feeling ill with symptoms associated with COVID-19, like cough, fever or difficulty breathing:

  • Manage your symptoms at home the same way you manage other cold symptoms. We want to reduce the risk of transmission, so to the extent possible, people with flu-like symptoms should remain at home. 
  • If you need medical care, contact your health care provider and schedule a visit. Let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
  • Only contact 911 for emergencies requiring immediate life-saving care and let them know if you are concerned you might have COVID-19.
  • Restrict visits to the hospital emergency room or urgent care — only individuals needing immediate care should visit these facilities. If you must visit an ER or urgent care facility, call ahead and let them know that you are concerned you might have COVID-19.

Do NOT call 911 if you are seeking general medical advice or wish to be tested for COVID-19.


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