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Oct 14

Halloween Recommendations - Tips and Tricks to Celebrate Safely

Posted to Summit County Public Health Blog on October 14, 2020 at 9:59 AM by Nicole Valentine

Celebrating Halloween is a cherished fall tradition for many people. The individual risk from some Halloween activities, like trick-or-treating door-to-door, may seem lower, because people are outdoors and interactions may be short. But, when lots of people participate in lower-risk activities at the same time, it raises the potential for disease spread across the state.

It’s important to follow best practices to help prevent the virus from spreading. Wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth, wash your hands frequently, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside your household. Avoid crowds. Be mindful that using alcohol and drugs can cloud judgement and increase riskier behaviors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are ways to minimize the risk of catching or spreading the virus while having fun on Halloween.

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Aug 23

Impacto de los incendios forestales en la calidad del aire en el contexto de COVID-19

Posted to Summit County Public Health Blog on August 23, 2020 at 3:09 PM by Nicole Valentine

Varios incendios forestales están ardiendo en todo el oeste de Colorado y están comenzando a afectar la calidad del aire del Condado de Summit. El humo de los incendios forestales puede irritar sus pulmones, causar inflamación, afectar su sistema inmunológico y hacerlo más propenso a las infecciones pulmonares, incluido el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19. Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la preparación para los incendios forestales podría ser un poco diferente este año. Sepa cómo el humo de los incendios forestales puede afectarlo a usted y a sus seres queridos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y qué pueden hacer para protegerse.

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Aug 12

Wildfire Impact on Air Quality in the Context of COVID-19

Posted to Summit County Public Health Blog on August 12, 2020 at 5:22 PM by Nicole Valentine

Several wildfires are burning across western Colorado, and they are beginning to impact Summit County air quality. Wildfire smoke can irritate your lungs, cause inflammation, affect your immune system, and make you more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing for wildfires is a little different this year. Know how wildfire smoke can affect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves.

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