Summit County News Releases
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
The Summit County Council has declared that November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
Initiated by the Summit County Health Department, this proclamation aims to increase awareness and education around diabetes. View the proclamation by clicking here.
For more information on diabetes, visit the Summit County Health Department’s Diabetes Page.
Summit County School Facility Test Results
The Health Department, working with local school districts and facilities, conducted radon level tests for all school buildings in Summit County. These tests will continue on a yearly basis.
Pooches on Patios Permit Holders
Want to bring your favorite companion along with you when you eat out.
Visit the Pooches on Patios page for a list of establishments with dog-friendly patios.
Prevent foodborne illnesses with these simple steps.
The holidays bring gatherings and lots and lots of food. All this holiday food can bring with it foodborne illnesses if not handled properly. By properly preparing and storing our food we can prevent these illnesses. Bacteria can contaminate our foods when not handled properly. It can grow on our food when favorable conditions exist, exposing us and our families to potentially hazardous situations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in this country each year can be traced to foodborne pathogens. The USDA estimates that foodborne illnesses due to bacterial contamination cost $6.9 billion each year. Salmonella alone has a $2.65 billion dollar impact.
Health Department has Flu Shots
Influenza, more commonly called the flu, can be a serious illness for some people. Influenza vaccine protects adults and children against the flu. The virus that causes the flu changes often, so the vaccine is updated annually. This is why flu immunization is needed every year.
The Health Department now has seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines available. No appointment is necessary during clinic hours.
FREE Film Screening of Project Wild Thing!
FREE Summit County Collection Day For Household Hazardous Waste
Saturday, October 10, 2015
9 AM TO NOON – FOR RESIDENTS
Canyons Parking Lot Right off SR-224
September is Family Meals Month
Gov. Gary Herbert is urging Utah families to eat a meal together at least once a week this month.
These family meals can have positive social, emotional and physical effects on individuals and children.
Visit the Utah Family Meals website to learn more about the importance of family meal time, find recipes and other family meal time tips.
Download the Good Food on a Tight Budget guide for additional shopping tips.
The Summit County Health Department is advising the following residents of Summit County to reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion:
- People with lung disease, such as asthma.
- Children and older adults
- People who are active outdoors.
This advisory is due to the particulate matter from wildfires in the western US. This advisory is for the Friday, August 21 and will go through the weekend.
The Health Department monitors air quality in Summit County year round and strives to keep residents informed of potential air quality issues. Up until yesterday, there had been no concerns about air quality in the Summit County areas. The Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and issue alerts if necessary. For real-time air monitoring data go to http://www.summitcountyhealth.org/residents/outdoor-air-quality/
The Summit County Health Department is advising residents of the Coalville area with asthma or heart and lung conditions to limit outdoor activity due to particulate matter from wildfires in the western US. This advisory is for the afternoon through the remainder of the evening, Thursday, August 20, 2015.
The Health Department monitors air quality in the North Summit area year round and strives to keep residents informed of potential air quality issues. Up until today, there have been no concerns about air quality in Summit County. The Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and issue alerts if necessary. For real-time air monitoring data go to http://www.summitcountyhealth.org/residents/outdoor-air-quality/
For additional information, contact Phil Bondurant, Environmental Health Director at 435-333-1584.
Wooden Shoe Water Company customers on Boil Order.
The Summit County Health Department has issued a boil water order to the clients of the Wooden Shoe Water Company. All water received through the service lines should be boiled before consumption.
Recent testing conducted by the company show that the water contains unsafe levels of fecal coliform. The boil water order will remain in effect until further notification. This boil order does not affect other water systems and is specific to the Wooden Shoe Water Company.
Residents on this water system are being told to bring their water to a rolling boil for 45 seconds before using it. This use includes drinking, cooking, doing dishes and brushing your teeth. Showering in untreated water is not recommended. It is okay for pets to drink the water.
Basin Recreation’s Open Play Series
Come join Basin Recreation as they provide FREE recreational activities to enjoy the weather, make friends, and have some fun during the summer months!
Participate in Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, sand volleyball, backyard games and skate boarding.
For more information and schedules visit the Basin Recreation Open Play page.