County Offices Will Be Closed Friday in Observance of Independence Day

July 2, 2020 – In observance of Independence Day, all El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Friday, July 3.…

El Paso County Releases First CARES Act Transparency Report

June 30, 2020 – El Paso County Controller Nikki Simmons delivered the first transparency report regarding how the County has used CARES Act funding. The transparency report given to the Board of County Commissioners will be updated and redistributed monthly. It is available online in both PDF and excel formats. During the meeting, Controller Simmons…

County Seeks Community-Minded Volunteers for Emergency Services Authority

July 1, 2020 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners seeks community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority. Applications for the open positions are due by July 17, 2020. The Emergency Services Authority is currently seeking one member who is a Colorado Springs resident and either a current or…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

Commissioners Pass Variance Request for Area High School Graduations. Request Goes to Governor Polis for Approval.

El Paso County, CO, May 5, 2020 – At today’s El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners passed a resolution requesting a variance to allow local school districts to hold alternative high school graduation ceremonies. The waiver was requested under the provisions outlined in Public Health Order 20-28. The resolution passed 4-0 with one…

Dr. Leon Kelly Gives COVID-19 Update at Board of County Commissioners Meeting

March 31, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Leon Kelly, addressed the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday, giving a thorough and informative COVID-19 update. Dr. Kelly explained the current status of COVID-19 in El Paso County, what El Paso County Public Health is doing to fight this disease locally, and…

Public Health Update at March 31, 2020 BoCC Meeting

El Paso County Public Health Director Susan Wheelan and acting Deputy Medical Director Dr. Leon Kelly will update the Board of County Commissioners about COVID-19 at tomorrow morning’s regular meeting. The update will include information about epidemiological investigations conducted since the outbreak of COVID-19, steps the County has taken in relation to the Bridge Tournament,…

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…