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Tips for Improving Home Air Quality During Fires

Experts offer eight things you can do to help protect your health and maintain good air quality inside when wood smoke has made air quality poor outside


Salt Lake County and Board of Health Names New Health Officer

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and the Salt Lake County Board of Health (BOH) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Dunn as executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD).


Health Officials Recommend Precautions for Hosting Holiday Visitors

Testing, limiting close contact among suggestions to help prevent COVID transmission


More Than 100 Pandemic Front-Line Volunteers to Be Recognized for Over 15,000 Hours of Community Service

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) is proud to recognize over 100 volunteers for their cumulative 15,000 hours of dedicated community service during the ongoing pandemic.


Home Visiting Program Earns Prestigious International Recognition

“Parents as Teachers” helps parents positively influence their children’s development and realize their full potential.


Health Officials Urge Parents to Keep Sick or Exposed Children Home

Ignoring isolation or quarantine instructions could result in criminal charges


West Nile Virus Detected in Multiple SLCo Mosquito Pools

Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness


Emergency Food Services Need Your Time and Donations

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


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


SLCoHD Declares Public Health Emergency, Limits Some Business Operations

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


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


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


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

Coalition holds stakeholder retreat to explore programming ideas and partnership opportunities


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.


STDs Remain Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases in SLCo

STD rates among youth are of particular concern; health officials call for improved youth education


SLCoHD Reports First Human WNV Case of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in Utah test positive.


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


Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

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


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


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

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299