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Current Information

Public Comment

Public Comment

No public comment open at this time. 

Job Openings

Job

Openings

Opioid Prevention Specialist

The Southeast Utah Health Department has an opening in the Price Office for a part-time Opioid Prevention Specialist to work up to 19.75 hours per week (non benefited). Starting wage $18/hour. Primary duties involve actively engaging with individuals impacted by opioid use, providing education, resources, and support, and establishing partnerships within the community to enhance prevention efforts. 

Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record. Send your application, resume and cover letter to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Eric or email to: ewanderson@utah.gov Contact: Eric 435-636-1159. 

First review of applications will be October 9, 2023. Open until filled.

Parents as Teachers Parent Educator

The Southeast Utah Health Department has an opening in the Price Office for a part-time home visitor to work 19.75 hours per week. Starting wage $20/hour, or $25/hour with licensure. Wage and job duties may be negotiable depending on licensure/experience. The primary duty of this employee would be as a home visiting educator, administering the Parents as Teachers program to qualifying families.

 

Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record. Send your application, resume and cover letter to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Eric or email to: ewanderson@utah.gov Contact: Eric 435-636-1159.

 

First review of applications will be September 25, 2023. Open until filled.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus

Please take extra precautions while outdoors by using mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and making sure to have good window screens or use a screened tent if sleeping outside. 

 

If a person is infected by West Nile virus, the risk of serious disease is low. Most of those affected will have a mild to severe flu-like illness with muscle aches, fever, rash, and headache that usually lasts a few days but can last months. Less than one in a hundred will get meningitis or encephalitis. Those at greatest risk of serious disease are those with weakened immune systems, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. The elderly are at greatest risk for severe complications. 

Prevention

Although not all mosquitoes carry disease, people should avoid mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants that are brightly colored. Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients DEET: Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and Icaridin outside the US), IR3535, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), Para-menthane-diol (PMD), 2-undecanone. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is especially important to prevent mosquito bites by having good window screens or by using a screened tent if sleeping outside. Additionally, drain all the standing water around your property, keep roof gutters clear of debris, ensure that all door and window screens are in good repair, and keep weeds and grass cut short.

Algal Blooms

Algal

Blooms

Current Algal Blooms in Southeast Utah

Current verified bloom in Scofield Reservoir

Possible bloom in Ken's Lake

9/12/23 Ken's Lake confirmed algal bloom

press release

9/6/23 Ken's Lake press release

About Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms occur when normally occurring cyanobacteria in the water multiply quickly to form visible colonies or blooms. These blooms sometimes produce potent cyanotoxins that pose serious health risks to humans and animals.

Although most algal blooms are not toxic, some types of cyanobacteria produce nerve or liver toxins. Toxicity is hard to predict in part because a single species of algae can have both toxic and non-toxic strains, and a bloom that tests non-toxic one day can be toxic the next.

Note: The HABs monitoring season ended on October 31, 2019. Warning Advisories are being removed from waterbodies. The Utah Department of Health and local health departments have determined that the health risk from HABs from primary contact recreation drops with the onset of colder temperatures.

The close of the monitoring season and removal of advisories doesn’t mean HABs are no longer present. HABs can persist throughout the fall and winter and can pose a potential threat to humans and pets. It’s important to recognize the signs of a bloom and take appropriate precautions. Recreators are advised to stay out of the water and avoid any contact with water or scum if they suspect a harmful algal bloom. Hunters and fishers should clean waterfowl and fish well and discard all guts.

Carbon County

Carbon

County

Carbon County Sheriffs Office

Address:

240 W. Main St.

Price, UT 84501

Phone:

435-636-3251

East Carbon drinking water

Emery County

Emery

County

Emery County Sheriffs Office

Address:

1850 N. 550 W.

Castle Dale, UT 84513

Phone:

435-381-2404

Grand County

Grand

County

Grand County Sheriffs Office

Address:

25 S. 100 E.

Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

435-259-8115

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