September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

September 17, 2021 Pueblo, CO – Pueblo County’s COVID-19 incidence and test positivity rate more than tripled in August 2021 compared to August 2020, according to data reported by public health. Pueblo County’s COVID-19 incidence and test positivity rate also nearly tripled from July 2021 to August 2021. There were 945 confirmed and probable cases reported in Pueblo County for the month of August compared to 264 cases in August 2020.  In July 2021, there were 257 confirmed and probable cases…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

Pueblo, CO – The Pueblo community is invited to Neon Alley Friday evening, September 10, 2021 from 6 – 8 PM to celebrate youth by chalking the alley in celebration of Youth Awareness Week. Neon Alley runs from B Street to C Street in downtown Pueblo.  Colorado Youth Awareness Week runs September 5-11, 2021 is a state-wide week to recognize young people and celebrate youth voice in local communities. Pueblo’s community members are encouraged to take part and create alongside Jennifer Chaparro…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Board of County Commissioners News

Pueblo Memorial Airport (KPUB). The event is September 25th, 2021 with free shuttle to the 27th annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival. Arrive by 9:45 AM. The shuttle will run at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM with a final return at 5:00 PM. Call (719) 553-2760 for more information.    

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

August 27, 2021 Pueblo, CO –Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment issued a Public Health Order today requiring all individuals ages two and older to wear facial coverings while indoors at all childcare centers, youth camps and pre-k through 12th grade schools in Pueblo County.  The order was directed by the Pueblo County Board of Health and is aimed to help control and slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants (coronavirus) in the community. The order is effective…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

August 5, 2021 Pueblo, CO – The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment joins health care providers, schools, parents, and partner organizations across the state to call on parents and guardians to keep vaccine-preventable diseases out of Colorado by making sure children are vaccinated before school starts. “Staying up-to-date on existing vaccinations is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Zak Van Ooyen, supervisor of Clinical Services at the Pueblo Department of…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

August 2, 2021, Pueblo, CO – August 1-7, 2021 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an annual celebration to increase breastfeeding awareness and improve the health of mothers and babies. This year’s World theme is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. This theme emphasizes that breastfeeding is a team effort, and a local community celebration will be held on August 7, 2021, at the health department. In Colorado, Shared Responsibility was adapted from the 2021 World Alliance for…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

Webpage will Continue to Include 7 Days’ of Data   Pueblo, CO July 27, 2021– The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment website, pueblohealth.org hosts data for Pueblo County with COVID-19 cases and deaths, hospitalizations, and vaccinations. Data is changing from a weekday update on the website to weekly by Fridays at 5:00 PM, excluding holidays. The website offers one location for all of Pueblo County’s COVID-19 data and for residents, businesses, schools, and agencies in…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

The traveling exhibit, “Your Words Have Power” will be at the El Pueblo Museum located at 301 N. Union Avenue on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10 AM – 2 PM. Four storytellers will be onsite to share their experience with substance misuse and stigma received. Those who attend will also be entered for a chance to receive hope filled bags with resources and incentives. For more information, as well as additional dates and locations of the exhibit, visit https://county.pueblo.org/public-…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

There is a pool chlorine shortage in the United States due to an increase of home swimming pools during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a fire at a Louisiana chemical plant. What to consider when deciding which disinfectant to use for pools and spas: Prevent chemical accidents by reading labels for pool equipment and chemicals. Never mix multiple chemicals together in a pool chemical feeder or in a bucket. Floating chlorine dispensers typically seen in home pools require chlorine…

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September 18th 2021 at 5:37 pm
Public Health News

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites in the Community Recognized and Celebrated   June 30, 2021 Pueblo, CO – The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment’s Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite Program and the Pueblo Mall are excited to announce Pueblo’s first lactation pod located just outside Dillard’s inside the Pueblo Mall. The pod is a private and safe space for mothers to nurse or express milk and is open to the public for fathers or caregivers to feed their babies. The health…

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