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Effective Feb. 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., the Jefferson County Board of Health has rescinded Public Health Order 21-006, the public health order requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings.

While the Jefferson County PHO is set to expire on Feb. 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., any state or federal mask requirements will remain in place in the county – such as the federal requirement for all individuals to wear a mask when using public transportation and CDPHE’s Public Health Order 20-38, which requires unvaccinated individuals to wear masks in specific settings, including medical facilities (including long term care facilities), homeless shelters, prisons and jails.

 Read the press release from yesterday's announcement by JCPH concerning the recission of the mask order for Jefferson County. 

City staff continues to assist Wheat Ridge businesses and residents in a variety of ways: by appointment, online form submission, telephone, email, information on the City website on Whats UpWheat RidgeWheatRidgeSpeaks, and social media

City Office Hours

Hours are as follows: (face masks as required indoors per JCPH order)

  • City Hall Walkup Customer Service 9 a.m. – 4 p.m
  • Building Division Walkup Customer Service 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 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.

WR     Recreation Center and Pool - Open M – Th from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.,                       Fri. from 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sat. from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun. from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WR Pool Schedule 

Anderson Building - Open for registered activities, sports and event rentals 

Park and Facility Rentals - Accepting rentals for the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, Richards-Hart Estate, and park pavilions

WRPD Records - Window open for walk up service 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Online Records Request 

Municipal Court - Open M – F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check website for updates

Active Adult Center - Open M – F from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., event rentals are available

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 February 11, 2022.

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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.

Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) details for prevention, planning and preparation: