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Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted: What to Keep in Mind

February 18, 2022

Starting today, Feb. 18, the mask mandate for outdoor events and gatherings has been lifted by Gov. Inslee. We know lifting the outdoor mask mandate can give our community a glimpse of hope that the pandemic is nearing its end. However, it's important to remember that cases of COVID-19 are still being reported in Spokane County, and healthcare workers are continuing to provide critical care to those in the COVID-19 ICU.

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Black History Month

February 11, 2022

Black History Month is a great time to acknowledge the contributions to public health by the many Black Americans who have saved lives and paved the way for better health. However, how do you choose who to share about from the expansive list of public health heroes? All public health is important to us, but for the sake of time, let’s focus on some programs where Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) staff directly provides for our community. Here are four Black public health leaders who have made an impact in those areas.

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Circle of Control

February 03, 2022

Chances are you have been affected by a school or childcare closure, lack of staff at the workplace or have had to quarantine because of the rise in COVID-19 infections in the last month. The uncertainty can be exhausting, especially after two years of a pandemic. There are, however, things we can focus on to help find balance with feelings of reassurance and confidence.

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

January 27, 2022

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a time to focus on the health and well-being of your cervix, because even though it might sound a little weird, cervical cancer affects around 13,000 women each year and results in about 4,000 deaths. Knowing how you can prevent cervical cancer is an important part of keeping yourself safe and putting your health first! Keep reading to learn more about how you can reduce your risk and what signs and symptoms you should watch out for.

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