Public Health Information

El Paso County Public Health encourages radon home testing in January

El Paso County, Colorado – Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County has been designated as an area with high radon potential, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) encourages residents to take action this January during National Radon Action Month by testing your home for radon.  

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As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, El Paso County Public Health urges individuals to stay home when sick and practice prevention

El Paso County, CO – With cases of COVID-19 surging throughout El Paso County, Colorado and the nation, El Paso County Public Health is urging people to stay home when sick and to practice prevention. There are simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

For detailed information on quarantine and isolation, visit

Prevention against Omicron

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In anticipation of inclement weather, all Mako COVID-19 test sites will be open on a shortened schedule on Thursday, Jan. 6

Mako test sites open from 1 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 

El Paso County, CO – Due to anticipated inclement weather, all Mako COVID-19 test sites will be open with shortened hours from 1 – 5 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 6. This includes the following sites: 

  • Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Dr. E, Colorado Springs, CO (south of JCPenney). 
  • Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO (southeast parking lot).   

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Update on testing hours for Mako’s COVID-19 testing sites

Citadel testing site open until 6 p.m.; all other Mako testing sites closed on Dec. 31 

El Paso County, CO – The COVID-19 testing site located at the Citadel Mall will remain open until 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. Due to staffing shortages going into the holiday weekend, all other El Paso County COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will be closed today, including the sites at Chapel Hills, El Paso County Public Health South, and Falcon.

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Mako Medical offers free PCR testing at four drive-thru sites across the county

El Paso County, CO – Mako Medical continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for individuals at four community-based testing sites throughout the county. These drive-thru sites are available at the Citadel Mall, Chapel Hills Mall, El Paso County Public Health South in Fountain, and at the corner of Old Meridian Rd. and Chicago Ave. in Falcon. No insurance is required. 

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El Paso County Public Health updates COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance to align with CDPHE and CDC

El Paso County, CO – Today, El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) updated guidance to match new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding COVID-19 isolation and quarantine for the general population.  

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First Omicron COVID-19 case identified in El Paso County

El Paso County, CO – An El Paso County man in his 40s is the first identified case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the county. The individual, who is fully vaccinated and received his booster shot, reported mild symptoms during his illness and has now completed his isolation period. This individual reported a history of domestic travel during his exposure period. 

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Celebrating one year of COVID-19 vaccines

Nearly one million doses have been administered in the last year in El Paso County 

El Paso County, CO – Since the COVID-19 vaccine doses were first administered to health care workers from UCHealth at the UCHealth Memorial Administrative Center a year ago today, the El Paso County and Colorado Springs Vaccine Consortium and federal partners have administered nearly one million doses of the vaccine to El Paso County residents.  

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Weekend clinics administer nearly 1,700 COVID-19 vaccines to kids aged 5-11 in El Paso County

Easily accessible vaccine clinics available for parents who choose to get their kids vaccinated 

El Paso County, CO – Nearly 1,700 children aged 5-11 received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine across numerous clinics in El Paso County this past weekend. This marks an important milestone that offers parents the opportunity to protect their children from COVID-19. 

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