El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Thursday, February 25

El Paso County, CO, February 25, 2021 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies will have a two-hour delayed schedule on Thursday, February 25, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. The delayed opening applies to non-mission essential personnel. El Paso County Combined Courts and Sheriff’s…

A man receives the first COVID-19 vaccine in El Paso County.

El Paso County Receives First COVID-19 Vaccines

December 14, 2020 – Wednesday marked an exciting turning point in El Paso County’s COVID-19 response efforts, with the first COVID-19 vaccines arriving in El Paso County. Partners from El Paso County Public Health, County, City, Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, and hospitals have been responding to COVID-19 for more than nine months,…

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Summit Economics Report: El Paso County’s RBRF Saves Jobs And $1.1 Billion in Economic Output

December 1, 2020 – The El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund (RBRF) saved up to 11,789 jobs and protected $1.1 billion in local economic output, according to a report just released by Summit Economics. The El Paso Board of County Commissioners and the county’s Economic Development department created the RBRF to assist local small…

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State and local officials announce next steps regarding community mitigation strategies and variances

July 31, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), El Paso County Board of Commissioners, City of Colorado Springs, and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC to develop strategies to curb the spread of COVID-19. Over the past few months, CDPHE has…

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…

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,…