CDPHE Approves Jefferson County’s Five-Star Certification Program
On December 31, 2020, at 4 p.m., Jefferson County received approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of our Five-Star Certification Program. Due to the recent announcement from Governor Jared Polis that all counties in Level Red will move to Level Orange effective Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, Jefferson County will be working on adjusting the program to accommodate this change. Given this early elevation to Level Orange, CDPHE has stated certified businesses will not be able to take advantage of the Five-Star program and operate under Level Yellow until Jefferson County’s dashboard numbers have met the Level Orange requirements for 14 days, which include:
• Incident rate less than 350 per 100,000 people
• Percent positivity rate below 15%
• Hospitalizations decreasing or stable for more than 8 days
Although Jefferson County will be moved to Level Orange on Monday, the county’s incident rate remains greater than 350 per 100,000 people.
We should have additional information on how the Five-Star Certification Program will be impacted by this change in the next few days. We are continuing to work hard to launch our program and will provide updates as we have new information.