Commissioners Honor Foster Families

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Tuesday, recognized May as National Foster Care Month, and thanked foster families for opening their hearts and homes to children in need. “All children deserve and benefit from enduring, positive relationships with caring adults, especially when their own families are in crisis and unable…

El Paso County Board of Commissioners votes to approve restaurant variance request. Variance awaits final approval by state.

May 14, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health presented a variance request for restaurants to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners today. Commissioners voted to approve the request, which proposes reopening restaurants in El Paso County with common sense safety precautions for patrons, staff, and business owners. Upon final approval by hospitals, the…

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Commissioners Pass Variance Request for Area High School Graduations. Request Goes to Governor Polis for Approval.

El Paso County, CO, May 5, 2020 – At today’s El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners passed a resolution requesting a variance to allow local school districts to hold alternative high school graduation ceremonies. The waiver was requested under the provisions outlined in Public Health Order 20-28. The resolution passed 4-0 with one…

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Commissioners Pass Variance Request for Area High School Graduations

At today’s El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners passed a resolution requesting a variance to allow local school districts to hold alternative high school graduation ceremonies. The waiver was requested under the provisions outlined in Public Health Order 20-28. The resolution passed 4-0 with one Commissioner excused due to a family emergency. The…

Pinwheels are a symbol of the happy childhood desired for all children. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Everyone Can Help Families Thrive

In this time of global health crisis, it is even more important to find ways to strengthen families such as focusing on parental resilience, building social connections and connecting families to concrete supports in times of need, as stated in the Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of El…

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El Paso County Economic Development Launches Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Business Relief Fund

Economic Development, in coordination with local economic development partners, is pleased to launch the first community based, grant-funded program aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ). The Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Relief Fund is an avenue for the community to help small,…

Dr. Leon Kelly Updates Board of County Commissioners About COVID-19

Dr. Leon Kelly Gives COVID-19 Update at Board of County Commissioners Meeting

March 31, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Leon Kelly, addressed the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday, giving a thorough and informative COVID-19 update. Dr. Kelly explained the current status of COVID-19 in El Paso County, what El Paso County Public Health is doing to fight this disease locally, and…

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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,…

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…