Continuing a trend that began a year ago, the number of active wells in Weld County decreased again in October while oil production surpassed 100 million barrels for the year. These and other statistics related to oil and gas in Weld County are available in the latest flyer below.
Have questions or need more information? Visit https://www.weldgov.com/departments/oil_and_gas_energy.
Health officials at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment …
Health officials at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) are asking the public to fight the flu by getting their annual vaccination for influenza this year. Each winter, people sick with the flu crowd hospitals and urgent care clinics. And this year, resources may become strained due to COVID-19.
With COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season overlapping, county health officials say it's more important than ever to get vaccinated against influenza this year. Flu vaccination is the best protection against influenza. As people can become sick with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time, the risk of hospitalization increases – another reason to get vaccinated.
The county will be offering free flu shots to residents on the following dates: December 2, 3, 9, 11, 14, 16 and 28.
For more information on clinic locations and times, or to make an appointment, call WCDPHE's Public Health Services Division at (970) 304-6420.
Holiday Food Safety Tip: When handling raw poultry (chicken or turkey), remember…
Holiday Food Safety Tip: When handling raw poultry (chicken or turkey), remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and water to prevent germs from spreading around your kitchen and to other foods. Inadequate handwashing has been identified as a contributing factor of foodborne illnesses and commonly occurs when preparing raw meat and poultry. Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent a foodborne illness when you are preparing food for yourself or loved ones. For more food safety tips, go to www.weldgov.com/…/environment…/food_safety/foodborne_illness.
If you are a smoker, join thousands of Americans today by participating in the G…
If you are a smoker, join thousands of Americans today by participating in the Great American Smokeout and taking a first step toward quitting and reducing your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other smoking-related diseases.
Quitting is hard, but research shows people who use two or more of the following strategies are more successful in their attempt to quit:
• Telephone quit lines
• Nicotine Anonymous meetings
• Smoking counselors or coaches
• Self-help books and materials
• Encouragement and support from friends and family
For more information and resources on quitting smoking, go to www.weldgov.com/…/health_education_progra…/tobacco_free_weld.
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