The hot weather is forcing the Pueblo Health Department to temporarily close its doors. But services continue off site.
The cooling system keeps failing and with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees inside several parts of the building they are locking up for the rest of the week.
But health officials want the public to know that planned activities off site will go on as planned.
In a press release public information officer Sarah Joseph said, “We want the public to know off site services and classes are occurring.” She added, “The Health Department is hosting a Teen Driving class at Pueblo Community College this Friday and it will take place as scheduled. Also, the Pueblo West WIC office is open.”
Officials with the Pueblo City-County Health Department expect to be back open to the public by Friday July 22.
Public Health Director Christine Nevin-Woods said in a press release, “We recognize the closure of the Health Department building is an inconvenience for clients, however, the temperature inside the building is too hot, especially for pregnant women and seniors.” She adds, “The Health Department building will be closed until the cooling system issues are repaired.”
Patients will be called about rescheduling appointments and client services that can be provided off site will continue on a limited basis. Client services will not be provided at 101 W. 9th Street during the building closure.
For prerecorded information about public health services is available by calling the Health Department at 719-583-4300. Updates are also being provided on the Health Department’s website: www.pueblohealthdept.org.