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Aug 23

Impacto de los incendios forestales en la calidad del aire en el contexto de COVID-19

Posted on August 23, 2020 at 3:09 PM by Nicole Valentine

Varios incendios forestales están ardiendo en todo el oeste de Colorado y están comenzando a afectar la calidad del aire del Condado de Summit. El humo de los incendios forestales puede irritar sus pulmones, causar inflamación, afectar su sistema inmunológico y hacerlo más propenso a las infecciones pulmonares, incluido el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19. Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la preparación para los incendios forestales podría ser un poco diferente este año. Sepa cómo el humo de los incendios forestales puede afectarlo a usted y a sus seres queridos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y qué pueden hacer para protegerse.

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Aug 12

Wildfire Impact on Air Quality in the Context of COVID-19

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 5:22 PM by Nicole Valentine

Several wildfires are burning across western Colorado, and they are beginning to impact Summit County air quality. Wildfire smoke can irritate your lungs, cause inflammation, affect your immune system, and make you more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing for wildfires is a little different this year. Know how wildfire smoke can affect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves.

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Jun 26

Physician-approved Travel Tips

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 5:05 PM by Nicole Valentine

As Colorado enters the "Protect Our Neighbors" phase of eased restrictions, and our upcoming 4th of July holiday, many Coloradans are considering making their inaugural trips away from home. But is it safe? And how do we manage to travel in a way that's still fun, while staying sensitive to current guidelines?

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