January 15, 2021– El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. On April 4, 1985, Colorado Governor Dick Lamm signed the legislation into law, making it a Colorado holiday. It was observed for the first time on January 20, 1986.

The official holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January, recognizing Dr. King’s January 15 birthday.

The holiday closure includes the following:

  • Offices of the 4th Judicial District Attorney
  • El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office (all locations)
  • El Paso County Public Trustee
  • Pikes Peak Workforce Center
  • CSU Extension
  • Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

El Paso County Department of Human Services will be closed on Monday, January 18. Citizens can apply for Food Assistance, manage case information or get more information on additional programs, by visiting Colorado.gov/PEAK.

El Paso County Public Health Offices will be closed on Monday, January 18. As the lead agency in COVID-19 response, Public Health’s response efforts will continue through the holiday.

  • All four COVID-19 community-based testing sites (Citadel, Fountain, Falcon, and North Colorado Springs) will be open on Monday, January 18.

For more information on testing sites and hours of operation, visit www.elpasocountyhealth.org.

Offices will return to their normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19.

The Board of County Commissioners will convene for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 19.