6/11/2020 Pikes Peak Regional Joint Information Center Brief

El Paso County, Colo.-- As a coordinated response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, El Paso County Public Health, El Paso County, and the City of Colorado Springs will provide updates from a variety of local agencies responding to this health emergency. Media are encouraged to share the below information with the public and media interviews are available. Moving forward, this communication will go out Tuesdays and Thursdays between noon and 1 p.m. 

SBDC Recovery & Resiliency Friday Lunch Series: El Paso County Public Health Town Hall

Pikes Peak SBDC's Business Continuity Program has teamed with El Paso County Public Health to offer a virtual town hall on important topics related to COVID-19 on June 12.

Business professionals are encouraged to join this informative session, which will address variances, resources and guidelines that impact the business community. Dr. Leon Kelly, Deputy Medical Director of El Paso County Public Health; Lori Seago, Legal Counsel for El Paso County Public Health; and Keith Siemsen, Environmental Health Division Director for El Paso County Public Health, will begin the session with a behind-the-scenes look at the variance process, legal interpretations and an overview of resources. Participants will be able to ask questions in the second portion of the event.

SBDC Series: El Paso County Public Health Town Hall

June 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30p.m.


Register Online at: https://pikespeaksbdc.org/what-we-do/programs/disaster-relief/

Updated Public Health Order Guidance Released
El Paso County Public Health has created recreation guidance based onCDPHE’s updated version of Public Health Order 20-28, which was released on June 5. 
The new factsheets include:

This guidance is intended for use by operators and businesses, but also contains important information for customers and recreators. El Paso County Public Health is working to develop more guidance based on the new version of the Public Health Order.

Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Seeking Donations of Cloth Gowns

Due to a current shortage, PPROEM is requesting that community members make and donate cloth gowns. The gowns will be distributed to local nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Those who would like to make cloth gowns to donate may use this pattern: https://tinyurl.com/vdvxxa9. This YouTube video provides a helpful tutorial for using the pattern: https://tinyurl.com/yagtzbzq.

Donations can be dropped off:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m.- 4p.m.

Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management

3755 Mark Dabling Blvd., 

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Pikes Peak Region COVID-19 testing sites
Testing is widely available in El Paso County and in Pueblo. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste and smell) is encouraged to visit one of the testing sites below and self-isolate. Please bring your photo ID and insurance card, if available.

UCHealth Testing Tent:

175 S.  Union Blvd

Colorado Springs 


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Peak Vista Testing Site:

3205 North Academy

Colorado Springs 


10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pueblo Testing Site:

1001 Beulah Ave.


Tues., Wed., Thurs.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Reliable Information Sources
Please continue to remind your viewers and readers to always rely on credible and official news sources and agencies. 

Current information on the number of COVID-19 cases in El Paso County

El Paso County Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

City of Colorado Springs: Coloradosprings.gov/covid19  

State of Colorado: https://covid19.colorado.gov/  


Kim Melchor, Michelle Hewitt, Natalie Sosa
Public Information Officers, Joint Information Center
(719) 299-7700
El Paso County, CO