On Thursday April 15, 2021, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Released Public Health Order 20-38. Attached is an notification from El Paso County Public Health with what this means for El Paso County.
Face coverings — Executive Order D 2021 79 is currently set to expire on May 3, 2021. Prior to this date, CDPHE and the Governor’s Office will evaluate the need to extend this Order. Face coverings are still required pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 138 for all individuals in Preschool through grade 12 schools (including extracurricular activities), child care centers and services, and indoor children’s camps. Exceptions to face coverings include:
- Individuals 10 years of age or younger
- Individuals who cannot medically tolerate face coverings
- Individuals participating in one of the activities described in Section II.I of Executive Order D 2020 138
The following is effective 12:01am Friday April 16, 2021 in the Public Health Order 20-38:
Schools and Child Care
- Schools and child care shall work with their local public health agencies as COVID-19 infections/cases occur, and shall follow the CDPHE Guidance for Cases and Outbreaks in Schools and Child Care.
- Schools that are entirely remote learning due to ongoing COVID-19 cases and outbreaks shall not have in-person extracurricular activities.
COVID-Related Reporting or Inquiries –
- To report a positive case of COVID or an exposure, during business hours (Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM):
- Phone – (719)578-3220
- Fax – (719)575-8955
- To report a positive case of COVID or an exposure, after hours (24/7):
- Phone – (719)235-2278
- Environmental Health: (719)578-3167
- To e-mail any of the above:
More information will be distributed in the near future with updates or changes to the child care and schools guidance and recommendations.
Thank you for your continued partnership. For any follow-up questions regarding the new Public Health Order please feel free to contact us.