Commissioners Proclaim September as National Preparedness Month

September 15, 2020 – Today, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness month. The Commissioners, along with the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM), recognized the ongoing need for citizens to be prepared for disasters such as wildfires, floods, blizzards or other…

El Paso County resident tests positive for COVID-19

El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) is reporting that the State Laboratory has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in El Paso County. Because the testing was done at the state level, the case is a “presumptive positive” and results will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.…

El Paso County Public Health, local officials speak on community efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

El Paso County residents heard a clear message today about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Everyone has a role to play to prevent the spread of disease, to promote credible sources of information, and to protect themselves and others. With two presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported in Colorado this afternoon, this information is more important than…

National Preparedness Month

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management recognizes September as National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the National Ready Campaign, Preparedness Month focuses on developing and practicing an emergency preparedness plan with family, neighbors and community. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will proclaim September…

Be Prepared for Emergencies

VIDEO: The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized the ongoing need for all residents to be prepared in case of wildfire, flood, blizzard or other emergency. At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Board proclaimed September 2018 as National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the Proclamation into the record on Thursday, stating,…