Welcome to Jefferson County
Jefferson County has something for everyone; from rivers for floating and fishing, to hiking and climbing in the Elkhorn Mountain range, and a large motorized and non-motorized trail system. Boulder, High Ore and Basin are home to several radon health mines, ghost towns, Boulder Hot Springs and Whitehall hosts Frontier Days every July. The county fair is held in Boulder in August. Jefferson County abounds with natural resources and its economy is based around these, including production agriculture, wood products and mining.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
- Jefferson County, MT – American Rescue Plan Act (PDF)
- Jefferson County, MT – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)Handout (PDF)
- Jefferson County, MT – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)Power Point
NEW Jefferson County COVID-19 Information As of Aug 31,2021 Jefferson County Public Health Deaprtment
Recently, increasing case counts have sparked new concern for our County Health Department. During the past month, Jefferson County has experienced its greatest increase in cases since February of 2021. In July, 75% of Jefferson County’s diagnosed COVID-19 cases were reported during the last week of the month. We saw an increase from 2 active cases to 12 active cases during that week. Our county has experienced an increase of 82 cases, 4 hospitalizations and a death between July 28-August 30, 2021. The Covid-19 Dashboard has the most current information from the Jefferson County Public Health Department on the number of cases in the county along with information on vaccines.
The CDC recently recommended third doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. We encourage people to talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Booster doses for vaccinated individuals who are not immunocompromised have not yet been approved. We anticipate approval for booster doses early this fall and expect them to be administered 8 months after completion of your primary series.
Please call 406-225-4007 to schedule your appointment.
- Walk-in’s welcome:
- Tuesday 1:00-3:30 in Whitehall
- Wednesday 8:30-4:00 in Boulder
- Friday 1:00-4:00 in Clancy
Jefferson County has succeeded in meeting the criteria to lift the mask directive. Masks will no longer be mandated in Jefferson County as of April 2, 2021. Justification for the lifting of the directive is a result of the county having less than 25 cases per 100,000 population for the past two weeks, as well as vaccinations of those 60 or older, educators and at-risk people having the ability to receive the vaccination should they want it.
We encourage people to continue to wear masks in public settings or gatherings. The community can do its part by getting the vaccine and encouraging others to do so and continuing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
-Sandy Sacry, Jefferson County Health Officer
COVID-19 and County Services
Most county services are now available via phone or email and the public is encouraged to utilize these as much as possible. Information is available on each department's web page. Please follow social distancing signs and directions when visiting county offices.
The County Commission has established an online/call in platform for citizens to participate in County meetings remotely. At the designated meeting time, those wishing to participate can watch online by visiting https://zoom.us/join and entering the meeting ID 671-828-8589. Citizens can also access the meeting on their phones by calling 1-312-626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 671-828-8589.
Current Projects, Materials or Equipment Open for Bid
None at this time
Online county documents are in Adobe PDF format