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El Paso County to launch campaign in fight against COVID-19

Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Small Acts, Big Impacts COVID-19 Campaign
Posted at 9:47 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 20:39:21-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Paso County officials are launching an educational campaign as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

The county said #SmallActs, the campaign kicking off Monday, will encourage residents to perform small acts "that can make a big impact on stopping the spread of the coronavirus cases."

Small Acts, Big Impact
The #SmallActs campaign encourage small acts such as:

  • Being the first to mask up. Even with close friends and coworkers
  • Stay home when sick or exposed to COVID. Get tested and tell coworkers if test positive.
  • Avoid gatherings with members outside your household, for now
  • Have students quarantine at home when sick or when part of a quarantining class
  • Combine trips and errands for less out-of-home exposure, or use curbside pickup

According to the El Paso County Department of Public Health, the latest data is showing a 585.9 cases per 100,000 and a 12.10% positivity rate in the last two weeks. For a look at the data, click here.

"Do the right thing, because it is the right thing, not because someone is ordering you to do it. Do it for yourself, your family, friends, coworkers, and for God's sake, do it for your community," Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said.

Dr. Michael Thomas, Superintendent, Colorado Springs School District 11, said the district saw a 30% increase in COVID-19 cases.

As a reminder, El Paso County is now at the Safer at Home: Level 2 on the state's COVID-19 dial. With the new level, capacity limits are the biggest changes the county will see:

Safer Level 2-capacity limits
Capacity limits for Safer at Home Level 2.

For more information in regards to the COVID-19 Dial, head to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety website.

When it comes to COVID-19 testing, Dr. Robin Johnson, Medical Director for El Paso County Public Health, said there are plenty of places in El Paso County where people can go to get tested. Mayor Suthers added that he has been tested for COVID-19 four times. For more information on testing and to find a site near you, click here.
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