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.
El Paso County, CO – As of June 14, nearly 58 percent of El Paso County’s vaccine-eligible population—including federal estimates—have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with almost 50 percent fully vaccinated. The state has set a statewide goal of vaccinating 75 percent of the eligible population with one dose by July 4. At the current rate, El Paso County will likely be just short of 60 percent vaccinated by that date.
As more people return to their pre-pandemic activities and restrictions loosen, it creates more opportunity for disease transmission and exposure. For individuals who are unvaccinated, they remain at an increased risk for serious illness. Due to the efforts of the El Paso County Vaccine Consortium, it’s never been easier to get vaccinated in our community. With nearly 30 vaccine providers and more than 100 locations, getting a vaccine is quick, easy and convenient. To reduce barriers to getting vaccinated, Lyft continues to offer free rides for El Paso County residents to and from vaccine appointments until June 30. Residents can claim their code by calling 2-1-1. After receiving the code, they will be able to request a driver and be taken to the nearest clinic. To learn about more free transportation to vaccine appointments in our community, call 719-600-2221.
Vaccine data through Monday, June 14, including federal estimates:
To access the latest vaccine numbers for El Paso County, see the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard
COVID-19 data trends through Tuesday, June 15:
For more comprehensive local data, see the COVID-19 data dashboard.
Upcoming vaccine appointments available in El Paso County
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life including our local economy and business community. To support small businesses and the startup community, El Paso County has relaunched the business loan fund. This funding opportunity allows businesses and startups with fewer than 500 employees to apply for a loan of up to $50,000. Eligible businesses must be located in El Paso County and within the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone, or the Pikes Peak region’s eight federally designated Opportunity Zones. The funds loaned under the Business Loan Fund program can be used to pay for expenses such as:
The program is facilitated by the County’s Department of Economic Development, in partnership with Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF), a nonprofit lender authorized by the Small Business Administration. The loan inquiry form can be submitted online. For additional local business relief and resources, visit https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/businesses-and-employers.