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Weld County Health Department News Releases

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West Nile Virus detected in Berthoud mosquito trap
08/06/2020
One group of mosquitoes collected from traps set during the week of July 27, 2020, on the Weld County side of the Town of Berthoud has tested positive for West Nile Virus. Currently there are no human cases of WNV in Weld County or in Colorado.
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COVID-19 Testing Site
Weld County to host free COVID-19 drive-thru testing next week
05/22/2020
The availability of COVID-19 testing in Weld County is increasing as Weld County Government will host free community drive-thru testing events in early June.
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Coronavirus
Following CDPHE's reporting changes, COVID-19 deaths in Weld County drop
05/21/2020
Following the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) announcement regarding a change in their reporting of COVID-19 deaths, Weld County has begun the process of updating the data on the Weld County COVID-19 Data Dashboard
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COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Weld County releases more county-specific COVID-19 data
04/17/2020
In response to the community’s request to receive more information about reported positive COVID-19 cases, the Weld County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Public Health and Environment have worked on a new data dashboard, which will be available Friday afternoon (April 17).
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Weld County launches physical distancing campaign
04/15/2020
A new physical distancing campaign using billboards and social media reminds residents that COVID-19 can have serious consequences and that physical distancing is a key component to limiting the virus’ spread.
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Health, first responders tested in NoCo
04/04/2020
Weld, Larimer Counties partner to test health care workers, first responders fo COVID-19
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Weld epidemiologists tackle COVID-19
03/27/2020
For the past three weeks, seven days a week, the department’s three epidemiologists, and one retired doctor donating his time, have been working around the clock conducting investigations and helping in the fight against COVID-19. To date, their efforts have resulted in the investigation of more than 127 cases in Weld County.
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Physical distancing
Physical distancing critical as COVID-19 spreads across Weld County
03/26/2020
As Weld County continues to see widespread increase in COVID-19 positive cases, the Health Department is once again stressing the importance of preventive measures such as physical distancing — also called social distancing — to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19
Weld County reports 2nd COVID-19 death; 48 positive cases as of Sunday
03/23/2020
The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) was notified of its second COVID-19 death: a woman in her 70s.
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COVID-19
First COVID-19-related death in Weld County; positive cases at 6
03/17/2020
Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has been notified of its first death caused by COVID-19, a male in his 70s.
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COVID-19
Weld County issues Pandemic Health Emergency and Public Health Order
03/16/2020
By the order of Mark E. Wallace, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, and the County Health Officer, a Pandemic Health Emergency and Public Health Order is issued.
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COVID-19
Two additional COVID-19 cases identified; total of 5 cases in Weld County; new change in CDC testing requirements
03/15/2020
The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment was notified late Saturday evening of two additional positive cases. Case investigation is in process and identified close contacts are also being reviewed. Per a change in testing requirements, the CDC is no longer requiring their laboratory to perform a secondary confirmation of any other lab's "positive" test result.
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COVID-19
Third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 identified in Weld County
03/14/2020
Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has been notified of a third presumptive positive case. The Weld County individual is connected to the Larimer County COVID-19 presumptive positive case. We expect to see an increase in positive test results over the next few days.
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COVID-19
Two presumptive positive COVID-19 cases identified in Weld County
03/13/2020
The Weld County Health Department has been notified of two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Weld County. The two individuals, a female and a male, are both in their 40s and are from southwest Weld County.
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2019 Novel Coronavirus
Weld County Health Department COVID-19 statement
03/10/2020
Weld County does not have any confirmed COVID-19 cases; however, this may change as testing becomes more widely available. The Health Department is closely monitoring the situation.
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Test your home for radon with a free kit from Weld County
01/03/2020
During the month of January, Weld County residents can receive a free radon test kit (one per household, while supplies last).
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Marijuana is Not Harmless
WCDPHE launches Marijuana is Not Harmless campaign
12/26/2019
A Coloradan is killed every 3 days in a marijuana-related traffic crash.
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National Diabetes Awareness Month focuses on gestational diabetes
11/12/2019
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops in women during pregnancy.
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Weld County Community Health Survey examines trends in health care access, housing, obesity, and more
10/01/2019
The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment launches its 2019 Community Health Survey.
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Women's Wellness Connection offers free mammograms
09/16/2019
Take advantage of free mammograms from Women's Wellness Connection during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Obesity rate expands in Colorado and Weld County
09/12/2019
From 2010 to 2016, the obesity rate rose from 25% to 31% among adults in Weld County.
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Severe lung illness related to vaping reaches Weld County
09/04/2019
A Weld County student is recovering from a severe lung illness that has affected nearly 400 people across the country and killed at least six.
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27 Weld residents die from fall-related accidents
09/03/2019
From January through August 2019, 27 Weld County residents died from fall-related accidents.
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Weld County identifies first two human cases of West Nile Virus
09/02/2019
Two adults in Weld County contract West Nile Virus as vector index increases.
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Bat found near entryway to dog show tests positive for rabies
08/19/2019
Laboratory testing confirmed a bat found at the entrance to a dog show at Island Grove Events Center had rabies.
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Plague confirmed in southwest Weld County prairie dog colony
08/15/2019
Plague can spread through rodent and rabbit populations in a localized area, often resulting in mass animal “die-offs,” as was the case earlier this week at a prairie dog colony in rural southwest Weld County.
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August is National Breastfeeding Month
08/06/2019
Recognition draws attention to the importance of supporting nursing mothers in worksite and child care settings.
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Send your kids back to school with their vaccines up to date
08/06/2019
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk of disease and can spread diseases to others in their classrooms.
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West Nile Virus identified in Weld County Culex mosquitoes
08/02/2019
Mosquitoes in the Greeley/Evans area test positive for West Nile Virus.
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Bat found along Greeley's July Fourth parade route tests positive for rabies
07/10/2019
A bat found crawling in the grass along Greeley's July Fourth parade route has tested positive for rabies.
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Favorable conditions for West Nile Virus mosquito season
07/02/2019
There are no reported human cases of WNV infection so far this year.
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Men's Health Month
June is Men's Health Month
06/03/2019
Men can take a more active role in their health by utilizing preventive services and developing healthy habits.
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Baby foxes
Protect wild animals by leaving them alone
04/26/2019
The best chance a wild animal baby has for survival is to be raised by its own parent in its natural habitat
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