Summit County News Releases
The Summit County Health Department is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Dog Variance Permits. This permit, if approved by the Health Department, will permit restaurants to allow dogs on their outdoor patios.
Establishments are encouraged to look over the permit requirements before submitting their application. The application is available by clicking here.
Please email your application to email@example.com. For questions please contact Rebecka Hullinger at 435-333-1541.
Putting Health in Your Own Hands
With many diseases circulating around the community, handwashing gives people the opportunity to take an active role in their own health. Handwashing is easy to do and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals.
Studies show that handwashing education in a community can reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 31percent and the number of respiratory illnesses, like the common cold, by 21 percent.
This guide provides information on how to prevent influenza. It also offers advice on what you can do to care for yourself or loved ones when they are sick with the flu.
With the increase of flu cases this year, it is more important that ever to get vaccinated against the flu. The Health Department has flu vaccine available.
Call the local office for clinic times and to confirm availability:
Park City: 435-333-1500
Kamas: 435-783-4351 ext. 3071
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Fee Increases for Health Department Services
After nearly four years without an increase to the costs of services and licensing, the Summit County Health Department will be increasing fees for some programs and services starting February 2, 2015.
The fee increases are in the Environmental Health Department. This program oversees restaurants, waste water quality, air quality and other environmental components of the Summit County Health Department.
PM2.5 monitors temporarily out of service.
The Summit County Health Department strives to keep residents informed of current air quality and is concerned about the reliability of PM2.5 data and, therefore, is working to calibrate or repair the PM2.5 monitors. Importantly, in the four years that PM2.5 has been monitored, Summit County has only exceeded the federal standard on two days, and both of those days were major dust storm events with strong winds from the west desert. While the Health Department is confident our air quality remains high, they understand the importance of measurement and are working hard to get the monitors back online.
1. Reduce Health Disparities
2. Advance Healthy Lifestyles
3. Protect Our Environments
4. Safeguard Families and Communities
30-day comment period has opened.
The Summit County Health Department is issuing a 30-day formal notice and comment period during which the public can review the proposed 2015-2016 Requested Fee Changes for Health Department programs and services and submit comments to the Health Department in writing either by mail or email. Comments must be postmarked or received at the Summit County Health Department by 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on January 2, 2015.
Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to:
Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Suite 100
Park City, Utah 84060
Healthy ways to keep your commitment to eating healthy during the holidays.
As the holidays approach, parties become numerous along with the challenge of keeping your commitment to healthful eating.
If you are hosting a gathering this holiday season you can reduce fat and calories without sacrificing taste by swapping out a few ingredients in your favorite recipes.
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Radon test kits are now available at the Summit County Health Department.
Did you know that radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the US? One in four Utah homes have unsafe radon levels and high levels of radon in American households kill approximately 20,000 people each year.
Protect your family by testing for radon in your home and help the Health Department track high areas of radon in our community. The Health Department is offering radon test kits for you to sample the air where you live. The cost for each kit is $10.00 and this includes lab analysis.
Practical ways to help you make changes in your eating plan to improve your health.
Balancing Calories to Manage Weight
The first step is to focus on balancing calories with physical activity and consuming an overall healthy eating pattern. This will put you on the road to achieving or maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases.
The Dietary Guidelines recommend shifting eating patterns to eat more of some foods and nutrients and less of others. A healthy eating pattern will allow you to meet the recommendations while staying within your calorie needs.
The Board of Health Meeting to discuss the proposed Water Concurrency Ordinance has been postponed.
A new date has not yet been set for the next meeting.
For further information, please contact Katie Mullaly at the Summit County Health Department, 650 Round Valley Drive, Suite 100, Park City, Utah 84060; call at (435) 333-1503; or email at: email@example.com.