Pitkin County Public Health Statement on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
February 3, 2020

Pitkin County Public Health (PCPH) would like to provide some guidance to the community to address questions and concerns around the emerging Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). At this point, we do not have any cases identified locally or within the state of Colorado.  To date, there have been 11 confirmed cases within the United States. [Read more]

Influenza Cases Up Around Aspen, NationallyInfluenza Cases Up Around Aspen, Nationally
By: Andre Salvail, Aspen Daily News; January 11, 2020

The rate of people contracting the flu locally, across Colorado and nationally is rising rapidly, according to multiple health care sources. “The geographic spread of influenza activity in the state of Colorado is widespread,” states the weekly Colorado Flu Report ending Jan. 4. [Read more]

Pitkin County’s Tobacco Fine Applies to Street Sales, Too
By: Jason Auslander, Aspen Times; January 9, 2020

Pitkin County’s proposed $1,000 fine for retailers who sell cigarettes or nicotine products to people under 21 also will apply to adults who buy the products for minors. County commissioners on Wednesday preliminarily approved raising the county’s minimum age to purchase tobacco or nicotine from 18 to 21 despite the fact that President Donald Trump raised the age to 21 nationally in late December when he signed the country’s budget bill. [Read more]

High Radon Levels Detected in Half of Locally Tested HomesHigh Radon Levels Detected in Half of Locally Tested Homes
By: Andre Salvail, Aspen Daily News; January 3, 2020

With National Radon Action Month having arrived, Pitkin County and Aspen environmental health officials are issuing reminders about the dangers of the odorless, colorless, radioactive gas — and how local property owners can take steps to lessen its threat to health. “You’ve got a 50-50 chance of having a lung-cancer risk factor in your home,” Jannette Whitcomb, senior environmental health specialist for the city, said in reference to radon. “But this is a risk factor that you can correct.” [Read more]

Tobacco prices going up from Aspen to Vail

Pitkin Tobacco Prices Going Up from Aspen to Vail
By: Jason Auslander, Aspen Times; January 1, 2020

Thanks to groundwork laid by the city of Aspen two years ago, most areas from Aspen to Vail will pay significantly more for tobacco products as of midnight today, an official said Tuesday. [Read more]

News Archive