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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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

At its August 24 meeting, the El Paso County Board of Health proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. To highlight the importance of collaboration and the ongoing work to prevent youth suicide in our communities, the Board was joined by several partners and staff members who have worked tirelessly on this critical issue.

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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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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.