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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,…

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…

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…

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Public Health working with local partners to monitor coronavirus disease 2019

With recent cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in several countries, including the U.S., local health officials are watchful for potential cases. While COVID-19 is a serious global public health threat, the immediate risk in our community remains low. Although the worldwide number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise with over 81,000 cases…