Public Health Information

El Paso County Public Health working with local partners to monitor coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

El Paso County, CO – With recent cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in several countries, including the U.S., local health officials are watchful for potential cases. While COVID-19 is a serious global public health threat, the immediate risk in our community remains low. Although the worldwide number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise with over 81,000 cases globally, there have been no confirmed cases in Colorado or El Paso County.

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El Paso County Public Health receives highest recognition from Government Finance Officers Association

El Paso County, CO – The Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to El Paso County Public Health by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2018. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

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El Paso County Board of Health supports the adoption of evidence-based policies that prevent youth use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products

El Paso County, CO - In the midst of an epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the El Paso County Board of Health has unanimously passed a resolution supporting evidence-based policies and regulations to discourage youth from using nicotine-containing products. 

This action follows a resolution the Board of Health adopted in January of this year declaring teen vaping a “public health crisis” in El Paso County. As youth e-cigarette use, or vaping, continues to increase at an alarming rate, the Board remains committed to reducing teen vaping and tobacco use in our community.

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Resources for PFC Water Contamination and Testing

El Paso County, CO -  With the recent discovery of high levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in groundwater on the United States Air Force Academy, El Paso County Public Health wants to be sure that those living near the Academy and throughout the County have information about those compounds and what to do if residents suspect their well water might be affected.

What are PFCs?

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El Paso County Public Health welcomes new Board of Health President, Vice President, and Board member

El Paso County, CO - El Paso County Public Health in 2019 has elected a new Board of Health President and Vice President, in addition to welcoming a new Board member.

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the Board also recognized the five years of service for past president, Kari Kilroy. Kilroy will remain as a board member.

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