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Nicholas Rupp

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Salt Lake County Health Department
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Health Officials Urge Parents to Keep Sick or Exposed Children Home

Ignoring isolation or quarantine instructions could result in criminal charges

09/08/20


West Nile Virus Detected in Multiple SLCo Mosquito Pools

Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness

08/17/20


Emergency Food Services Need Your Time and Donations

New website locates nearest food resource, for either donations or those in need

05/04/20


Salt Lake County Extends COVID-19 Public Health Order to May 1

Social distancing efforts appear to be helping slow the spread of disease locally

04/09/20


SLCoHD Declares Public Health Emergency, Limits Some Business Operations

Social distancing and employee health among the essential components of the health order

03/16/20


SLCoHD Announces Nine Additional COVID-19 Cases in Salt Lake County

This brings the total number of Salt Lake County cases to 14; none are known to be a result of local transmission in the community

03/14/20


WIC Assistance is Available to All Who Meet Income Eligibility

WIC is NOT included in the federal government’s final “public charge” rule and is available regardless of immigration or citizenship status

03/10/20


“Park Rx Utah” Urges Providers to “Prescribe” Time in Parks to Patients

Coalition holds stakeholder retreat to explore programming ideas and partnership opportunities

02/20/20


Salt Lake County Health Adds HIV PrEP to STD Clinic Services

When used correctly, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) greatly reduces the risk of contracting HIV.

02/04/20


Salt Lake County Health Department Named “Health Department of the Year” by Leading National Public Health Association

SLCoHD’s successful response to hepatitis A outbreak referenced among reasons for recognition

07/12/19


Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

This season, 22 Salt Lake County eateries have received a “dog patio” variance

05/15/19


Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Vaping Film Festival

E-cigarette use among Salt Lake County youth has increased 500% in the last seven years, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes

02/12/19


Today Is Salt Lake County’s First “No Burn” Day of the 2018–19 Season

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299

11/20/18


Today Is Salt Lake County’s First “No Burn” Day of the 2018–19 Season

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299

11/20/18


Over 5,000 Utah Children Potentially Poisoned by Lead

Experts estimate only 3% of Utah children are tested for lead, so actual number may be higher

10/22/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Downtown SLC Restaurant

Customers who visited the New Yorker between July 25 and August 15 may have been exposed.

09/10/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Downtown SLC Restaurant

Customers who visited the New Yorker between July 25 and August 15 may have been exposed.

09/10/18


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.

08/28/18


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.

08/28/18


Salt Lake County Reports First WNV Death of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in the county test positive

08/22/18