CDC, CDPHE and local public health agencies are currently monitoring cases of monkeypox in the United States. While monkeypox has been identified in Colorado, there are currently no reported cases of monkeypox in El Paso County. 

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DEA Take Back Day


Fountain Valley Communities That Care is teaming up with local partners to host a Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Take Back Day event on October 29 at Fountain Library. The event is part of a nationwide push to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by disposing of unused or expired prescription drugs. 

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National Preparedness Month

At its Sept. 28 meeting, the El Paso County Board of Health proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. To highlight the importance of preparation and planning for disasters that affect public health and safety in our communities, the Board was joined by El Paso County Public Health Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) staff.

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COVID-19 Variants

Viruses constantly mutate, so new COVID-19 variants are to be expected. Currently, the Omicron variant is widespread in the U.S. and the world. 

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El Paso County is vaccinating people age 6 months and older.

El Condado de El Paso está vacunando a personas de 6 meses en adelante.







Questions about COVID-19?

If you are in El Paso County and have non-urgent questions about COVID-19, please call the El Paso County Public Health call center at 719-575-8888. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can also email [email protected] for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

American Sign Language COVID-19 Hotline visit

To provide assistance, or to file a complaint about a violation of a public health order, call 719-578-3167.

2-1-1: When people call 2-1-1, they will be prompted by an automated system to select a vaccine provider from a list of options. They will then be transferred to that provider. Callers also will have the option to speak with one of 2-1-1’s trained call takers, who will be able to answer general questions about the vaccine. For specific medical advice, community members are asked to call their primary care physician.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual referral hotline staffed by trained information specialists from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For free, confidential, professional and immediate 24/7 support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.