Reduce the risk of


By now, we all know the importance of wearing a mask, washing our hands, and social distancing.

It’s important that all of us continue these practices, even as more people in our community are vaccinated.

Have you’ve been fully vaccinated?

It’s not just strangers who can get you sick.

Members of your family can transmit the disease without knowing it and without meaning to. It may be awkward or inconvenient, but there are steps each of us can take.

Even if you’re not worried about COVID-19, somebody you love might be.

We’ve all been taught to think about the feelings of others. But during this pandemic, being thoughtful isn’t just being nice, it could actually save someone’s life. Maybe even someone you love.

Here, family is everything

Living with extended family is one of the things that makes our community unique. Because their age places them at higher risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19, we also have to use effective ways to reduce the risk of giving COVID-19 to our aunts, uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers who live with us

Testing is a vital step towards reducing the spread of COVID-19.

To be clear, anyone showing symptoms such as trouble breathing, fever, sore throat or loss of sense of smell and taste should be tested immediately. Additionally, it’s important to understand the type of test you’re taking.

Don't let transportation be an obstacle to your health.

El Paso County has partnered with Project Amistad to help. SunMetro may also be able to take you to your COVID-19 vaccination.

First and Foremost, don't bring the virus home with you.

 The age and/or health conditions of some of our household family members put them at a higher risk of complications, including death, due to COVID-19, so we have to practice effective ways to reduce the risk in our own homes. 

There ways we can all reduce the risk of COVID-19.

But there are also factors which can increase the risk of dying from COVID-19 if you get it.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines can unite our community in combating the virus

Getting vaccinated is also a step closer to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Vaccinations reduce the risk for a community that has become vulnerable to the pandemic. 

What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
An EUA is one of the several tools the FDA uses to help make important medical products available quickly during a public health emergency (COVID-19).


The COVID-19 vaccine is a new type of vaccine.
While it has some important differences from traditional vaccines, it has been proven to be safe and effective. 


The entire family and reduce the risk together.

Making sure children understand what’s going on during the pandemic can be especially challenging for parents, grandparents and others. Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso’s Health Education and Awareness Team has created this bilingual activity book which you can print out and use to help children around you cope with the effects of the pandemic.