July 30th 2021 at 7:17 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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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 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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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 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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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 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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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 pm
Public Health News

June 25, 2021 Pueblo, CO – A traveling exhibit, “Your Words Have Power”, educates and empowers the community to help fight substance misuse and stigma for those seeking treatment. The exhibit showcases 15 Pueblo County residents who have experienced and/or seen the impacts of substance misuse and stigma. A soft opening will be held at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment Monday, June 28, 2021, the exhibit is scheduled for travel to multiple locations in Pueblo through August…

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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 pm
Public Health News

June 28, 2021, Pueblo, CO – Public Health officials confirmed the Delta variant of COVID-19 is in Pueblo County. The Delta variant is of concern due to the increased transmissibility, more severity of disease including hospitalizations and reduced effectiveness of treatments and vaccines. The Delta variant has been classified a variant of concern by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC defines a variant of concern as: A variant for which there is evidence of an increase…

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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 pm
Economic Development & GIS News

Pueblo County, in partnership with the City of Pueblo, Pueblo West Metropolitan District, active community members, and local non-profit organizations, will implement Pueblo’s first-ever “e-Cycle-to-Own” program in parallel with the Colorado Energy Office’s 2021 eBike Pilot Program. Through the program, e-Bikes (electric bicycles) will be handed off at no cost to low-income essential workers in our communities. The program enables healthier worker lifestyles with a more flexible form of…

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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 pm
Public Health News

June 18, 2021 Today, a new community vaccination site opened in Pueblo welcoming those seeking the COVID-19 vaccine. The site will be open for ages 12 and older Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 AM – 5 PM at the Pueblo Mall located at 3429 Dillon Drive in Pueblo. There are over twenty locations to get COVID-19 vaccine throughout Pueblo County. To find a vaccine provider near you, set up free rides to your appointment through Lyft or Uber, and free childcare in your area while you…

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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 pm
Public Health News

Sexual violence exists around the world and effects people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status. Additionally, sexual violence effects all communities, including ours. Although anyone can experience sexual violence - most victims are female, and most perpetrators are male.  However, most men are not perpetrators. We can all be powerful protective forces by being active bystanders who have the power to change the culture. How can men and allies prevent sexual violence…

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July 30th 2021 at 7:17 pm
Public Health News

June 14, 2021 The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment has seen a surge in inquiries from individuals requesting verification of COVID-19 immunization records in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). Likely, this is in large part due to the Colorado Comeback Cash Campaign. Colorado Comeback Cash is a random weekly drawing of $1 Million. One person, aged 18 and older, is drawn each week through July 7, 2021. For ages 12-17 years of age, five $50,000…

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