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Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

    Colorado Governor Polis issue STAY AT HOME orders effective 0600 hours for Thursday, March 26, 2020. The official order will be released at midnight tonight (Wednesday) and guidance will be available in the morning.   Prowers County Public Health and Environment will issue another release Thursday morning with complete guidance.   Please stay […]

Avoid Hantavirus:  Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

Avoid Hantavirus: Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

  As spring cleaning gets underway, the state health department reminds Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus, a rare but potentially fatal respiratory disease from a virus carried by deer mice. People are most likely to get hantavirus by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine, droppings or saliva. More people […]

Delta Kappa Gamma Donates Books to Public County Health

Delta Kappa Gamma Donates Books to Public County Health

    Recently the women of Delta Kappa Gamma graciously donated a check for $200 to Prowers County Public Health, in support of their reading program, to purchase new books for the many children they see during WIC and Immunization appointments.  Prowers County Public Health’s book program was established years ago as a way to […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

“Last week Prowers Medical Center was listed as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation which puts us in the top 7.5%,” stated hospital CEO, Craig Loveless. He was briefing the Prowers County Commissioners on an update of events at the hospital on Tuesday, February 21st.  Loveless explained that there are […]

Flu Season is Underway, Shots Available

Flu Season is Underway, Shots Available

Prowers County Public Health & Environment set up their tent for flu shots on the County Annex lawn to highlight the availability of the flu vaccine and the need for residents to protect themselves against the approaching flu season. Ten minutes is about all it takes to fill out a one page health form and […]

Prowers County Flu Shots Schedule for 2016

Prowers County Flu Shots Schedule for 2016

  Prowers County Public Health & Environment would like to announce their annual flu shot clinics for 2016. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, should not be used, therefore Prowers County Public Health & Environment will not […]