This year, we secured a sampling grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This grant is dedicated to funding sampling efforts aimed at testing groundwater and surface water within Pueblo County.
The focus is on private well owners and surface water sources that may contain PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals.Learn About PFAS Testing
Hand washing is one of the easiest and most important steps an individual can take to avoid getting sick and stop the spread of diseases and infections.
Not only does washing hands often decrease the spread of diseases from person-to-person, but holiday cooking can be made much safer by regularly washing one's hands, cooking surfaces, and other items used to cook.Handwashing Tips and More
Public Health Data and Resources
Importance of Handwashing
According to the CDC, if everyone washes their hands routinely, an estimated 1 million deaths per year could be prevented. Many foodborne illnesses are spread because food handlers do not wash their hands before preparing food
If individuals washed their hands routinely with soap and water, they could reduce up to 50% of deaths due to diarrheal diseases. Hand sanitizer should be used after hands have been washed with soap and water, not replace it, unless soap and water are not available.
About 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world.
For COVID-19 data, information, and resources, visit the link below.Pueblo County COVID-19 Data