UPDATE: as of 9 PM on 9/4/2020, this boil order has been lifted.
On Sunday, DEQ's Department of Water Quality issued a boil order for Scofield Town due to the presence of coliform bacteria in their most recent water samples. The boil order is expected to last 72 hours. DEQ and SEUHD are working with the local water operator and Scofield Town to chlorinate and flush the water lines and to determine the source of the problem.
This does not affect any other local water supply.
Boil Water Order - Scofield Town
Community Health Worker (CHW)
General Description: Serve as a bridge between target populations impacted by COVID-19 in southeast Utah (Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties). Partner with community agencies to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Receive training from partner agencies.
Education and Experience:
Completion of high school or GED plus one (1) year of experience working with community members and community-based organizations.
Experience in: building trusted relationships with community members and organizations, case management, outreach, and communication via telephone, virtual and in person interviewing.
Proficiency of basic office related programs such as Word documents and spreadsheets, email, data management software programs, social media platforms, etc.
Knowledge and Understanding of:
Available health and social services support resources in the community.
Knowledge of COVID-19 protocols for the state of Utah (training provided).
General understanding of medical terminology.
Must have general knowledge in communicable disease prevention, principles of infection control, and impacts of health disparities on individuals and communities.
Skills & Abilities:
Strong organizational skills and ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
Ability to express empathy and compassion to individuals affected by COVID-19.
Relate well with diverse populations and their families.
Able to maintain cooperative relationships with clients, co-workers, and community partners.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Maintain and handle sensitive confidential data and information. Follow HIPAA standards.
Perform other duties as assigned and within scope of the CHW duties.
Bilingual preferred but not required.
Some travel necessary.
Length of Employment: Through December 31, 2020, contingent on COVID-19 funding.
Status: 30-40 Hours/week - No Benefits
Wage: $18/hour – negotiable depending on experience
Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal
E-Verify System. Please send your application AND resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501,
Attention Delia or email to: email@example.com. Contact: Delia 435-636-1152. Open until filled.
West Nile Virus Positive
For Immediate Release
September 8, 2020
Grand County, UT
West Nile virus has been found in a mosquito trap near the North end of Moab. 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.
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.
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 Sheriffs Office
240 W. Main St.
Price, UT 84501
Emery County Sheriffs Office
1850 N. 550 W.
Castle Dale, UT 84513
Grand County Sheriffs Office
25 S. 100 E.
Moab, UT 84532