El Paso County moves to less COVID-19 restrictions for events and businesses
State dial framework ended on April 15, mask order remains in place. Read the news release here.
State dial framework ends tonight, mask order remains in place
El Paso County, Colo. -- As the Colorado COVID-19 dial framework ends April 15, city and county officials will not implement a local dial or any additional restrictions beyond what the state has implemented. Governor Jared Polis has continued the order on social distancing and masks, but has eased restrictions on most indoor businesses' capacities. The following statewide restrictions will take effect Friday, April 16 as part of a new public health order:
One in three eligible residents now vaccinated
El Paso County, CO – The vaccine rollout in El Paso County is swiftly ramping up. On April 11, El Paso County surpassed another milestone with one out of every three eligible individuals 16 and older being vaccinated. El Paso County also reached another record this last week with more than 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines administered.
Data through Sunday, April 12:
Get vaccinated, it’s the best way to protect your health, your family’s health and the community’s health
El Paso County, CO – While El Paso County has recently seen moderately increasing levels of COVID-19 incidence and test positivity rates, hospitalizations have remained steady since mid-January and deaths have declined.
Vaccine appointments at El Paso County Public Health South available for anyone 18+
El Paso County, CO – As of Friday, April 2, every Coloradan age 16 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Because of the large number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, El Paso County Public Health is reminding our community to remain patient as it might take time until a vaccine appointment is available for everyone who wants one.
Annual event celebrates the contributions of public health
El Paso County, CO – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing National Public Health Week 2021 (April 5-11) at its regular meeting today.
“It has been wonderful to see, in a difficult year, the countless lives you have saved through your hard work and professionalism,” Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. said. “Your hard work goes above and beyond.”
Governor extends mask requirements
El Paso County, CO – Starting today, April 2, anyone aged 16 and over is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes with the state’s expansion to Phase 2 of Colorado’s vaccine distribution plan.
El Paso County reaches another vaccine milestone with more than 100,000 people fully vaccinated
El Paso County, CO – El Paso County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 incidence and test positivity rate. Following a recent increase above five percent, the positivity rate is now the highest it has been since late January 2021.
El Paso County reaches new vaccine milestone with a quarter million doses administered
El Paso County, CO – El Paso County reached another vaccine milestone today, with a quarter million total doses administered.
“This is an impressive milestone for our community,” said Fadi Youkhana, epidemiologist for El Paso County Public Health. “March has also marked a tremendous month of progress in vaccine distribution efforts, accounting for more than 40% of all doses administered since the vaccines first became available in mid-December.”
Vaccination appointments available at El Paso County Public Health clinic
El Paso County, CO – Over the last week, there has been a modest increase in El Paso County’s COVID-19 test positivity rate and incidence. While El Paso County saw 10 consecutive days of a positivity rate below five percent, recently the positivity has increased above five percent, which exceeds the threshold required for Level Blue.
El Paso County, CO – In an effort to keep the community informed, El Paso County Public Health provides weekly updates on the efforts of the El Paso County Vaccine Consortium.
Data as of Sunday, March 21: