Report a Foodborne Illness

Have you ever become ill from something you ate wondered what made you sick? El Paso County Public Health launched a new online complaint system to help investigate illnesses related to food. Report your foodborne illness today!

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Excellence in Food Safety

El Paso County Public Health is partnering with the El Paso County Food Safety Advisory Group to recognize licensed retail food service establishments in El Paso County which consistently maintain superior food safety practices.

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Tobacco Free Campus in 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., and Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., will be tobacco free environments for all employees and visitors. For those interested in quitting tobacco use, the Colorado QuitLine is accessible via phone at 1-800-784-8669 or online at www.coquitline.org

 

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Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

PFCs are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. These compounds are found in firefighting foams, coating additives and surface protection products for carpets and clothing, and other common commercial products. In Colorado, only the Security/Widefield/Fountain area detected PFCs.

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Two Rabid Skunks Found in El Paso County

Two skunks found in Ellicott and south of the Colorado Springs Airport have tested positive for rabies. We urge residents to protect themselves by never touching or feeding wild or stray animals, and keeping pets up to date on rabies vaccination. 

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Report a Foodborne Illness

Have you ever become ill from something you ate wondered what made you sick? El Paso County Public Health launched a new online complaint system to help investigate illnesses related to food. Report your foodborne illness today!

Read More

Excellence in Food Safety

El Paso County Public Health is partnering with the El Paso County Food Safety Advisory Group to recognize licensed retail food service establishments in El Paso County which consistently maintain superior food safety practices.

Read More

Tobacco Free Campus in 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., and Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., will be tobacco free environments for all employees and visitors. For those interested in quitting tobacco use, the Colorado QuitLine is accessible via phone at 1-800-784-8669 or online at www.coquitline.org

 

Read More

Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

PFCs are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. These compounds are found in firefighting foams, coating additives and surface protection products for carpets and clothing, and other common commercial products. In Colorado, only the Security/Widefield/Fountain area detected PFCs.

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Two Rabid Skunks Found in El Paso County

Two skunks found in Ellicott and south of the Colorado Springs Airport have tested positive for rabies. We urge residents to protect themselves by never touching or feeding wild or stray animals, and keeping pets up to date on rabies vaccination. 

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About El Paso County Public Health

Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality across El Paso County through people, prevention and partnerships. El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 622,263 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Seventy-two percent of residents are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 5.8 percent are black, and 7.3 percent are other race and ethnicities.