Public Health Information

CDPHE identifies first monkeypox case in El Paso County

El Paso County, CO – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has identified the first case of monkeypox in El Paso County. CDPHE is the lead agency on this investigation and is completing the contract tracing associated with this case. El Paso County Public Health’s role is to vaccinate any high-risk exposures identified by CDPHE as part of their investigation. 

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El Paso County Public Health earns third consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

El Paso County, CO – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognized El Paso County Public Health with its highest honor for transparency in budgeting with the 2022 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award was in recognition of the 2022 Budget Book.

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El Paso County and Colorado Springs Vaccine Consortium earns prestigious national Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties

El Paso County, CO – The El Paso County and Colorado Springs Vaccine Consortium—spearheaded and led by El Paso County Public Health—has been recognized with a 2022 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo’s Achievement Awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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Public Health recognized for excellence in financial reporting

Third straight year Public Health receives GFOA’s highest honor

El Paso County, CO – For the third straight year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada recognized El Paso County Public Health with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This is the highest form of recognition by the association in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

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Weather impacting COVID-19 testing site hours for March 10

Citadel Mall, Chapel Hills Mall and Falcon sites will open at 10 a.m.

El Paso County, CO – In anticipation of cold temperatures early on Thursday, March 10, the community-based COVID-19 testing sites at the Chapel Hills Mall, Citadel Mall and in Falcon will have a delayed start with a 10 a.m. opening. The Fountain testing site will be open during normal hours starting at 8 a.m.

The weather is not impacting the operating hours for the COVID-19 vaccination sites at the Chapel Hills Mall and Citadel Mall.

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