Health Department Encourages Student Physical Activity—Even During Inversions
Program offers physical activity equipment for schools to use year-round, indoors or out
Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season
Donate, volunteer via existing organizations—don’t serve people experiencing homelessness on your own.
Public Safety Agencies Encourage Residents to Learn About Naloxone
Life-saving naloxone rescue kits are legal to possess and, when necessary, use.
Giant Sculptures Made of Healthy Food Encourage Food Bank Donations
Organizers of Food Design say, “The opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy.”
Health Department Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2016
Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing
Algae-related Toxin Detected in Jordan River
A low level of anatoxin-a means people and pets should stay out of the water itself, but recreational activities like boating should not present a threat to health.
WNV Detected In Multiple Salt Lake County Mosquito Pools
Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness
Salt Lake County’s Longest Serving Employee Retires After 53 Years of Service
Nearly 20% of health department employees have more than 20 years at the agency
Health department adds a follow-up recommendation to “Don’t Poop in the Pool,” warns swimmers, “Don’t Drink the Water”
Half of adults don’t regularly shower before swimming; 60% admit to swallowing pool water
Health Department Reminds Restaurants: Receive Permission Before Welcoming Dogs to Patios
Twelve SLCo restaurants have applied for and received a “Paws on the Patio” variance
Health Department Announces New Prescription Drug Disposal Option
Proper disposal of medications protects our environment and helps prevent drug misuse.
Mumps Outbreak Joins Growing Measles Outbreak in Salt Lake County
Confirmed measles cases up to two; officials also report two confirmed cases of mumps in the county
Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Salt Lake County
SLCoHD urges residents to vaccinate.
High Blood Pressure Diagnosis Inaccurate at Least 50% of the Time
New website educates clinics and patients about correct blood pressure measurement techniques