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Public Health Update at March 31, 2020 BoCC Meeting

El Paso County Public Health Director Susan Wheelan and acting Deputy Medical Director Dr. Leon Kelly will update the Board of County Commissioners about COVID-19 at tomorrow morning’s regular meeting. The update will include information about epidemiological investigations conducted since the outbreak of COVID-19, steps the County has taken in relation to the Bridge Tournament,…

Change to Traffic Patterns at Struthers Road and Gleneagle Drive – EXPECT DELAYS

Starting on March 8, 2020, the following traffic patterns at the intersection of Struthers Road and Gleneagle Drive will change: Gleneagle Drive access for Northbound traffic on Struthers Road will keep right at Shepard Heights, using a “free right”/right-turn only access. Northbound traffic continuing on Struthers Road will shift left at Shepard Heights and continue…

El Paso County resident tests positive for COVID-19

El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) is reporting that the State Laboratory has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in El Paso County. Because the testing was done at the state level, the case is a “presumptive positive” and results will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.…

El Paso County Public Health, local officials speak on community efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

El Paso County residents heard a clear message today about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Everyone has a role to play to prevent the spread of disease, to promote credible sources of information, and to protect themselves and others. With two presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported in Colorado this afternoon, this information is more important than…

McLaughlin and Old Meridian Intersection Closure Starts on or after March 8

Starting on or after Sunday, March 8, the intersection of McLaughlin Road, Old Meridian Road and Rolling Thunder Way will be closed for several months. El Paso County Department of Public Works’ contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure Company, will construct a roundabout with associated approaches, underground drainage system and pedestrian improvements. Businesses will be open during construction.…

BoCC Meetings Cancelled Thursday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 3

The regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meetings for Thursday, February 27, 2020, and Tuesday, March 3, 2020, have been canceled as several Commissioners will be representing El Paso County at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Legislative Conference in Washington. The NACo Legislative Conference brings together more than 2,000 county officials from across…

Open House Meeting for the McLaughlin and Old Meridian Roundabout Project

This week, El Paso County Department of Public Works’ contractor, began exploratory work in support of upcoming construction at the McLaughlin Road, Old Meridian Road and Rolling Thunder Way intersection in the community of Falcon. Construction will begin on or after March 9, 2020. Work will consist of constructing a roundabout and associated approaches, as…

County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Friday, February 7

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Combined Courts will have a two-hour delay on Friday, February 7, 2020, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. The delayed opening includes El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes…