5 Star Certification Program

Colorado’s 5 Star Certification Program encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines. It allows participants to operate at the next-lower level of restrictions on Colorado’s COVID-19 dial. The program is completely voluntary and optional.

CDPHE criteria for a county to apply includes a two-week sustained decline in incidence, a positivity rate under 10 percent to demonstrate improvement over the past two weeks, and under 90 percent of ICU beds in use. Find the most current data on El Paso County Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

El Paso County Health Department

The El Paso County Health Department has been working hard to keep us updated, informed and educated on all things related to COVID-19. Below are some helpful resources.

If you have any further questions, you can reach out to the CRA’s direct contact, Sammi Jo Lawson:

Sammi Jo Lawson, BS, REHS

Retail Food Program Manager
Environmental Health Division
El Paso County Public Health
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Office: (719) 578-3289
Cell: (719) 491-4473
COVID-19 Call Line: 719-578-3167