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Public Health buys new facility in southeastern El Paso County

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Public Health Department announced Friday that is purchasing a new facility on the southeast side of the county.

The new facility will be located near the intersection of Highway 85/87 and Fontaine Boulevard. Officials say the location will help the region with a variety of services, including:

  • Assistance with economic recovery and food insecurity  
  • Public Health services to support the community during the pandemic response and recovery phases 
  • Emergency preparedness and response activities, particularly as it relates to COVID-19 testing sites and points of dispensing (PODs) for a future COVID-19 vaccine, and ample storage for POD equipment and other critical emergency preparedness items 

The county Board of Health approved the purchase Thursday 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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Zachary Aedo

Zach is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Zach here.

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  1. Let the pandemic dollars flow! Public health is now a growth industry, supported by your tax dollars, with no results necessary (except edicts to wear a mask and keep social distancing!).

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