× The County of El Paso is observing the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, November 26, 2020 and November 27, 2020. Services and activities relating to the El Paso County local disaster COVID-19 will remain operational.

NOTICE: County and City of El Paso Declare Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency Re: COVID-19
- NEW: Order No. 15
- El Paso County Mobile Drive-Thru Testing - View more information
- Stay Home, Work Safe - View more information
- View more information - COVID19.epcounty.com
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Issued November 24, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 15

View Order No. 15

Issued November 11, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 14

View Order No. 14

Issued October 29, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 13

View Order No. 13

Effective October 25, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 12

View Order No. 12

Effective October 22, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 3 to Order No. 11

View Amendment 3

Effective October 16, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 2 to Order No. 11

View Amendment 2

Effective October 13, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 1 to Order No. 11

View Amendment 1

Effective September 21, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 11

View Order No.11

Effective July 2, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 3

View Amendment 3
to Order No.9

Disaster Declaration Related to Risk of Wildfires and Banning the Sale and Use of Fireworks

View Disaster Declaration

Effective June 29, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 10 - Fourth of July Restrictions

View Order No.10

Effective June 29, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 2

View Amendment 2
to Order No.9

Effective June 18, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 1

View Amendment 1
to Order No.9

Effective June 12, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Order No. 9

View Order No.9

Outdoor Markets Parade Orders Voting Poll Locations


Effective May 29, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 4

View Amendment 4
to Order No.8

Effective May 21, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 3

View Amendment 3
to Order No.8

Effective May 7, 2020 Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 2

View Amendment 2
to Order No.8
View Amendment 2
to Order No.8 - Spanish

Effective May 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Work Safe, Stay Home Amendment 1

View Amendment 1
to Order No.8
View Amendment 1
to Order No.8 - Spanish

Effective May 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. El Pasoans are urged to continue to stay home and work safe,
Click below for full details.

View Order
No. 8
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No.8-Spanish



The Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued the following guidance to inform and provide our community with safer ways to do holiday shopping, thereby reducing the risk of infection and keeping our community safe and healthy.

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Guidance for Thanksgiving Holiday

The COVID-19 pandemic we continue to experience in 2020 has changed the way we celebrate holidays, including Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and other winter holidays, due to the high-risk for spreading and infecting our loved ones, and others, with COVID-19.

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Safe Holiday Shopping Guidance

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing the following guidance to inform and provide our community with safer ways to do holiday shopping, thereby reducing the risk of infection and keeping our community safe and healthy.

 

El Paso County Mobile Drive-Thru Testing

NEWS RELEASE - COVID-19 Testing Schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday Week
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[ View information: October - November ]

Testing locations are drive-thru sites and will be open to people with or without symptoms on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are required. Testing is free and available to all members of the community.


New Mega Testing Site

In order to accommodate the high demand, increase efficiencies and improve wait times, the County of El Paso in coordination with the City-County Office of Emergency Management has added an additional testing site at the El Paso County Sportspark.
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Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in El Paso County

Everyday 9am - 4pm MST

 

Tobin Rec Center

  • 8831 Railroad Dr

SISD Student - Activities Center

  • 1300 Joe Battle Blvd

Eastside Sports Complex

  • 14380 Montwood

EP County Sportspark

  • 1780 N. Zaragoza - (entrance off Joe Battle) - view map

UTEP Schuster 1 Parking Lot

  • Schuster Avenue and Spur - 1966 Roundabout, on the south side of the complex

EPCC - Valle Verde

  • 919 Hunter Dr

Ascarate Park

  • 6900 Delta Dr - (Use back entrance off Fonseca Dr) - view map

Every Wednesday
8am- 3pm MST

Horizon City

  • 17018 Darrington Horizon First Baptist

Mobile Drive-Thru Only
Monday - Saturday
8am-3pm MST

Appointment required. To schedule Call (915) 212-0783.

  • City Side - Westside 7400 High Ridge Rd.
  • City Side - Eastside 301 George Pery Blvd.

Monday - Friday
9am-4pm MST

No appointment needed

  • Vinton 510 Vinton Rd, West Valley Fire St.
  • Fabens 16001 Socorro Rd, ESD #2 HQ
  • Region 19 Kenworthy 9776 Kenworthy

Testing available 9am - 4pm
No appointment required.

Horizon City - 17018 Darrington, Horizon First Baptist

  • Thursday November 19
  • Thursday November 24
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Face Coverings Required

Face Covering is required for all persons over the age of two (2) when leaving one’s residence.



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Residential & Commercial Construction

Residential & Commercial construction may continue; however, employees are required to follow social distancing requirements and employers are required to ensure their employees are working safe and able to comply. Click below for full requirements.



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Religious Services

For the health of the community, the County strongly urges congregations and religious leaders to perform all services remotely and abide by all applicable CDC guidelines, which may include cancellation of faith-based gatherings of any size during a “Substantial” level of community transmission as defined by the CDC. Click below for Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Churches/Places of Worship

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Nursing Homes and Residential Living Facilities

Nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities are to minimize the movement of staff between facilities whenever possible and limit unnecessary visitors as determined through the Governor’s Report to Open Texas. Click below for Recommendations for Nursing Facilities.




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Public & Private Gatherings

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order GA-18, every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services or reopened services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. Click below for Minimum Standard Health Protocols for all Individuals.

All public and private gatherings of any number of people are still prohibited. However, nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of people who currently live in the same home or dwelling unit.






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Parks and Recreational Areas

County parks will remain closed except for use of designated walking paths that exist adjacent to streets, parks, or within parks. State parks, including the Franklin Mountains State Park and Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site shall remain closed until further directed.

Outdoor public areas and activities that are closed and therefore restricted throughout El Paso County:

  • All parks
  • All swimming pools
  • Recreation areas and facilities
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Hike and bike trails
  • Any use of the area known as “Red Sands” located near 15698 Montana Avenue
  • Any use of the area near Socorro Independent School District Student Activities Complex (“SAC”) located near 1300 Joe Battle Boulevard
  • The use of any and all type of recreational vehicle at any outdoor area listed here

  • Click below for Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Outdoor Sports Participants.

Please take note.

Bars, gyms, public and private club swimming pools, interactive amusement venues such as bowling alleys and video arcades, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios, or cosmetology salons shall remain closed, except to carry on Minimum Basic Operations.

All public museums and public libraries throughout El Paso County shall remain closed.

What Businesses are Open?

Retail Services (Retail-To-Go)

In store retail services, for retail establishments that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the retail establishment.

In-person shopping is considered a high-risk activity, particularly if done in crowded stores or places where many people gather. Also, patrons are at higher risk of infection when shopping at indoor establishments and particularly during times of very high community spread of COVID-19.

  • Use touchless payment systems as much as possible to avoid handling cash or other currency
  • Do not gather outside of stores before opening hours
Click Below for Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Retailers and Retail Customers.

Restaurants

Dine-in restaurant services, for restaurants that operate at up to 50 percent of the total listed occupancy of the restaurant. However, dine-in service must stop and close at 9 p.m. Take out and curbside allowed after that time. No more than 10 people sitting at a table.

Bars are to remain closed. The dine-in rules apply only to restaurants that have less than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages and are therefore not required to post the 51 percent sign required by Texas law as determined by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Valet services are prohibited except for vehicles with placards or plates for disabled parking.




Movie Theaters

Movie theaters that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of any individual theater for any screening. Click below for Minimum Health Standard Protocols for Movie Theaters and Movie Theater Customers.
















Shopping Malls

Shopping malls that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the shopping mall.

Please note that, within shopping malls, the following areas remain closed until further ordered.

  • Food court dining areas
  • Play areas
  • Interactive displays and settings

Outdoor Recreation

The following activities are allowed so long as the necessary minimum health standards are adhered to.

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Bicycling
  • Outdoor sports
Click below for Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Outdoor Sports Participants

Golf and Tennis

Click below for Guidance regarding re-establishing services to the public at golf courses and tennis facilities

Still have questions?

We will try to respond as soon as possible