Contact Tracing Update

El Paso County Public Health is currently experiencing a high volume of cases and may not be able to complete contact tracing for all positive COVID-19 cases.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted for a phone interview or receive a text message to complete an online survey. Individuals who are infectious with COVID-19 are required to isolate. El Paso County Public Health recommends that they reach out to their close contacts.

                                                                                                 You can find more information about next steps here.

Public Health Information

State moves El Paso County to Level Red: Severe Risk

El Paso County, CO – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified local officials on November 23 that El Paso County is required to move from high-risk status (Level Orange) to severe risk (Level Red) on the state’s dial framework in response to high levels of COVID-19 disease transmission, positivity rate and hospitalizations. 

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El Paso County to move to Level Orange: Safer at Home – High Risk status in the state’s dial framework

El Paso County, CO – In response to recent increases in COVID-19 cases rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified El Paso County this morning that El Paso County is being required to move to Level Orange: Safer at Home – High Risk in the state’s dial framework.  

CDPHE has given El Paso County by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13 to fully implement these changes

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El Paso County to move to Safer at Home Level 2 status in the state’s dial framework

El Paso County, CO – In response to recent increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified El Paso County this morning that El Paso County is being required to move to Safer at Home Level 2: Concern in the state’s dial framework.  

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El Paso County in Safer at Home Level 1 under state’s new dial

El Paso County, CO – Yesterday the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) launched a new dial aimed at helping local governments and Coloradans navigate and apply safety guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on this new framework, El Paso County is currently in Safer at Home Level 1 – Cautious.  

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COVID-19 testing site at Citadel Mall closes early due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, the COVID-19 testing site at the Citadel Mall is closing this evening, effective immediately. It will reopen as scheduled at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9. For updated status of the testing site and more information, please visit El Paso County Public Health’s website at www.elpasocountyhealth.org.

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Public Health to establish a new location in southeastern El Paso County

El Paso County, CO – Yesterday the El Paso County Board of Health approved the purchase of an additional location in southeastern El Paso County to assist with regional COVID-19 response and recovery.  

“The key to our future success with this purchase is in co-locating and collaborating with partners, where we can provide a location for a variety of services to help our communities as we continue to deal with COVID-19,” said Dr. James Terbush, Board of Health President.  

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Local hospitals and Public Health partner to launch regional hospital data

El Paso County, CO – Local hospitals and El Paso County Public Health are excited to share the launch of a new addition to the data dashboard featuring regional COVID-19 hospitalizations in El Paso County. 

This new page features aggregate totals from our local hospitals of confirmed COVID-19 patients and those under investigation (pending COVID-19 test result). It also features a capacity spectrum which displays a current status indicator as provided by hospital leaders. 

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COVID-19 testing site at Citadel Mall closes early due to inclement weather

El Paso County, CO – Due to inclement weather, the COVID-19 testing site at the Citadel Mall is closing this evening, effective immediately. It will reopen as scheduled at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, August 29. For updated status of the testing site and more information, please visit El Paso County Public Health’s website at www.elpasocountyhealth.org.

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