Masks and face coverings
Public Health strongly recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings — regardless of vaccination status — in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
Outbreak data will be updated weekly on Wednesdays to align with the state.
Based on updated guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, El Paso County Public Health is focusing outbreak investigation efforts on six at-risk population settings identified by the state as being especially vulnerable to COVID-19 or at risk for large-scale outbreaks: residential care (skilled nursing, assisted living) and acute health care settings; corrections; highly mobile populations (including: people experiencing homelessness, migrant agricultural workers); schools, child care, camps, and higher education; critical infrastructure; Tribes and Native communities.
Public Health is still available to provide support and technical assistance to partners. Please notify us if any of the following occurs: 1) you need support from public health, 2) there is a large increase in the number of cases, or 3) the outbreak involves serious COVID-related outcomes such as deaths or multiple hospitalizations. Please note that outbreak reporting and investigation practices may vary among local public health agencies and that our capacity to investigate outbreaks may change over time especially during times of a high volume of cases.
To view Colorado case numbers recorded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment click here. To view U.S. case numbers recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention click here.