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.

Air Quality

The Air Quality Program actively responds to air quality complaints and issues open burn permits in El Paso County to protect public health and the natural environment. This is facilitated through a contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which provides authority and funding to enforce state air quality regulations.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Current Air Quality


Current Air Quality Conditions

Construction Activity

To protect public health, Construction Activity Permits are required for certain properties where land disturbances may lead to excessive dust emissions.

 

Open Burning

Open burning of clean, dry wood may be permitted on days when no open burning restrictions  are in place, with a valid Open Burning Permit.

 

 

Related Information

  • Air Quality Information, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Air Quality and other information is available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment via their website
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention