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Nicholas Rupp

Communications & PR Manager
385-468-4130

Salt Lake County Health Department
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Salt Lake County, UT
(385) 468-4100  

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Health Department Encourages Student Physical Activity—Even During Inversions

Program offers physical activity equipment for schools to use year-round, indoors or out

12/14/17


Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season

Donate, volunteer via existing organizations—don’t serve people experiencing homelessness on your own.

11/21/17


Public Safety Agencies Encourage Residents to Learn About Naloxone

Life-saving naloxone rescue kits are legal to possess and, when necessary, use.

11/14/17


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.”

08/09/17


Health Department Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2016

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing

08/04/17


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.

07/21/17


WNV Detected In Multiple Salt Lake County Mosquito Pools

Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness

07/19/17


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

06/29/17


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

06/07/17


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

06/02/17


Health Department Announces New Prescription Drug Disposal Option

Proper disposal of medications protects our environment and helps prevent drug misuse.

05/01/17


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

02/16/17


Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Salt Lake County

SLCoHD urges residents to vaccinate.

02/07/17


High Blood Pressure Diagnosis Inaccurate at Least 50% of the Time

New website educates clinics and patients about correct blood pressure measurement techniques

01/31/17