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’s incidence falls to lowest rates since October 2020
El Paso County, CO – Local COVID-19 incidence and test positivity rates have fallen to their lowest since October 2020, with the seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 people at 57.3 and the test positivity at 2.96 percent as of June 23. However, despite this downward trend, our county remains at the higher end of incidence compared to other large counties in the state.
Widespread vaccinations will help our community continue to see lower disease transmission and get back to what we miss most. While the total number of vaccinations continues to increase, the number of new vaccinations has been decreasing over time.
“The COVID-19 vaccine remains the most powerful tool to end this pandemic, and we need every eligible individual to come together and do what is necessary to protect our community and economy,” said El Paso County Public Health Director Susan Wheelan. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, it’s effective, and I urge anyone who has delayed or put off getting vaccinated to roll up their sleeves and do what’s best for themselves, loved ones and neighbors.”
Vaccine data through Tuesday, June 22, including federal estimates:
To access the latest vaccine numbers for El Paso County, see the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard.
COVID-19 data trends through Wednesday, June 23:
For more comprehensive local data, see the COVID-19 data dashboard.
Upcoming vaccine appointments available in El Paso County
As part of ongoing efforts to aid COVID-19 response and recovery, if property owners or tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, they may be eligible for rental assistance from the state. The Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can help renters as far back as April 2020. Help can include past due, current and two additional months of expected rent costs. After the initial assistance, you can apply for additional assistance, if funds are still available. Volunteers at Pikes Peak United Way can help individuals apply. Learn more about qualifications and make an appointment here.
For small businesses looking to find access to alternative funding sources beyond federal loans and programs, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has created a list of resources for grants, loans and technical assistance. The list can be found here.