Reminder: To be infected from the Coronavirus there must be person to person contact with an infected person. This includes touching and being in close proximity for prolonged periods of time. This DOES NOT include the handling of packages from an infected person or from an infected location.
Southeast Utah Health Department – 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a virus that originated in Wuhan, China. As of February 12, 2020 SEUHD is not investigating anyone in Carbon, Emery, or Grand counties. We are in close contact with health agencies throughout the state and country in order to watch the situation closely. We will update our social media sites as well as our website with any new information as we receive it. Please see below for helpful information from the CDC.
How the virus is spread:
Through the air by coughing and sneezing
Close personal contact to an infected person
Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.
How to protect yourself:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
For more information from the CDC click HERE.
Registered Nurse - Moab
Southeast Utah Health Department has an opening for a Registered Nurse to work 30-32 hours per week. Position is based out of Moab, but may be asked to work in Carbon and Emery Counties on occasion. Starting wage is $22.50/hour. Wage may be negotiable depending on licensure/experience. The responsibilities of this nurse would be administering the WIC program to qualifying families, home visiting education, immunizations and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver’s license, a current RN license, computer skills, and be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System. Potential employee must pass a background check and drug test. Application may be obtained in person or at www.seuhealth.com. Mail cover letter, application, and resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501 or email email@example.com. You can contact us at 435-637-3671 with any questions. Position is open until filled. First review will be March 9th, 2020.
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