October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
Public Health News

Pueblo, CO, October 13, 2021– Booster COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone who received their original Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and who is 65 or older, 12-64 with underlying medical conditions, who lives in a high risk environment such as a congregate care or long-term care facilities, or who works in a high-risk occupation is eligible to get the booster dose. In Pueblo, the Pfizer vaccine booster is available at the Community Vaccine site located near the Pueblo Mall, the…

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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
Public Health News

Pueblo, CO – A community forum titled “Small Steps Toward Big Change,” a stigma-free event, will be held virtually on Facebook Live Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The online forum will host community members sharing their stories of how they have been affected by addiction. Participants on Facebook will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. Stigma is the number one reason people do not seek treatment for substance use and mental health…

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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
Board of County Commissioners News

Runyon Sports Complex (RSC) Long-range Vision Plan is Ready for your Review Pueblo County and the consulting team led by Logan Simpson started working on this Long-range Vision Plan early this year. The process has involved gathering existing conditions, conducting a market assessment, and identifying alternatives and recommendations with the help of the public. A Public Draft Plan is now available for all to review (click here). To learn more about this project and contribute to shaping the…

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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
Public Health News

Pueblo, CO (September 20, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—with support from state and local governments, the private sector, communities, and academia—kicked-off its annual Septic Smart Week. Septic Smart Week encourages homeowners, wastewater professionals and local officials to design and maintain effective septic systems to safeguard public health, protect the environment, and save money.   EPA’s Septic Smart initiative is a nationwide public education effort…

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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
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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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
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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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
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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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
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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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
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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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October 20th 2021 at 8:18 am
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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