County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

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…

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 Adjusts In-Person Services Due to COVID-19

El Paso County government is still open for business, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. Those temporary changes will be outlined below. “We are open for business,” Commissioner Mark Waller stated. “We’re taking additional proactive, short-term steps to be available for essential public services…