City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department

City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department The mission of the Environmental Health Department is to responsively and professionally serve the people of Albuquerque by promoting and protecting public health, by preventing disease, and by preserving the integrity and quality of our environment.

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Vaccine registration reminders:💻 Register for the COVID-19 👀 Look out for a notification of when you're eligible for an ...
03/26/2021

Vaccine registration reminders:
💻 Register for the COVID-19
👀 Look out for a notification of when you're eligible for an appointment
❌Don't go to a vaccination site without an appointment
⏰ Be on time for your appointment

We're separating fact from fiction on COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines are some of the safest pharmaceutical drugs developed ...
03/25/2021

We're separating fact from fiction on COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines are some of the safest pharmaceutical drugs developed because they are tested to a high standard.

Register now for the COVID-19 vaccine online at http://vaccineNM.org or call 1-855-600-3453

We're busting myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. You DO still need to wear a mask & social distance after receiving the C...
03/24/2021

We're busting myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. You DO still need to wear a mask & social distance after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. It's important to continue using all the means available to help end the pandemic.

Register for the COVID-19 vaccine: vaccineNM.org

Just got your COVID-19 vaccine? Keep your card safe!➡️ Store your card in a safe location where it won't be lost or stol...
03/24/2021

Just got your COVID-19 vaccine? Keep your card safe!
➡️ Store your card in a safe location where it won't be lost or stolen
➡️ Take and keep a secure photo for reference
➡️ Do not post a photo of your card to social media, as it contains sensitive personal information

Even if you aren't in the current vaccination phases, register for the vaccine as soon as possible.✔️ It's the best way ...
03/23/2021

Even if you aren't in the current vaccination phases, register for the vaccine as soon as possible.
✔️ It's the best way to know you'll get your appointment as soon as possible when your phase is eligible
✔️ If we move into phases earlier than expected, you won't have to rush

Register now at vaccineNM.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Deer Mouse!🐭The deer mouse is 4-9 inches long from head to tail and the color varies from p...
03/22/2021

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Deer Mouse!🐭

The deer mouse is 4-9 inches long from head to tail and the color varies from pale gray to reddish-brown with a sharply bi-colored tail. The length of the tail is usually two-thirds of its body length and unlike other field mice, it does not have a tuft of hairs protruding from the tip of the tail.🐁

Other mice such as the pinon mouse and the common house mouse are sometimes mistaken for the deer mouse.

Deer mice are so called because their fur resembles that of deer. They eat insects and caterpillars, and can rid an area of insects that are injurious to trees. They also eat seeds, berries, and nuts. They are a major food item for many predators.

A small percentage of deer mice carry hantavirus. Hantavirus is carried in the urine, saliva, or droppings of infected rodents. For more information on hantavirus including prevention methods, visit https://zcu.io/ruq4

Think you're infected with COVID-19?➡️ Step 1 - Get tested.➡️ Step 2 - Ask your doctor about treatments options, like Ba...
03/21/2021

Think you're infected with COVID-19?
➡️ Step 1 - Get tested.
➡️ Step 2 - Ask your doctor about treatments options, like Bamlanivimab and Casirivimab + Imdevimab, which may reduce your risk of hospitalization.

Remember, after you register for the COVID-19 vaccine, wait to be contacted for your appointment.➡️ Register for the vac...
03/20/2021

Remember, after you register for the COVID-19 vaccine, wait to be contacted for your appointment.

➡️ Register for the vaccine now at vaccineNM.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453
➡️ Complete your profile

We're busting myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. All 3 vaccine options are safe and highly effective at preventing hospit...
03/19/2021

We're busting myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. All 3 vaccine options are safe and highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Register for the vaccine today at vaccineNM.org.

The Community Solar Act has passed! 🌞 This bill makes solar power accessible for all, including renters, those who lack ...
03/18/2021

The Community Solar Act has passed! 🌞 This bill makes solar power accessible for all, including renters, those who lack capacity for rooftop installations, & those who can’t afford to install an array. This is great progress toward a more sustainable future for all New Mexicans. #nmleg

Are you registered at vaccineNM.org but got vaccinated outside of the system? 👇🏿 ✅ Log into your account at vaccineNM.or...
03/18/2021

Are you registered at vaccineNM.org but got vaccinated outside of the system? 👇🏿
✅ Log into your account at vaccineNM.org
✅ Update the information in the 'COVID-19 Vaccine Activity' section

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Western Hooknose Snake!🐍Averaging about 1 foot in length, this small critter relies on maki...
03/16/2021

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Western Hooknose Snake!🐍

Averaging about 1 foot in length, this small critter relies on making a popping noise with its cloaca, i.e., farting 💨 to scare off predators. According to one laboratory experiment, the snakes only farted when they felt threatened, and some farted so energetically that they lifted themselves off the ground🚀. The snake will also strike toward its attacker with a closed mouth.

It is sometimes referred to as the Chihuahuan hook-nosed snake because it is commonly found in the Chihuahuan Desert. It has a slightly upturned snout, to which the common name, "hooknose", refers. This nose acts as 🪝 a shovel to help the snake lift dirt to burrow.

This burrower is most often found under rocks 🪨 . The Western hooknose snake prefers slightly sandy habitats, near a permanent water source. Its diet primarily consists of spiders and centipedes, but it will also eat small snakes and scorpions.

Get real time health alerts text right to your phone, wherever you are.📲 Text ABQHEALTH to 226787 to opt in to emergency...
03/14/2021

Get real time health alerts text right to your phone, wherever you are.

📲 Text ABQHEALTH to 226787 to opt in to emergency health alerts
📲 Text ABQSALUD to 226787 to opt in to emergency health alerts in Spanish

Sick of seeing your friends through a computer screen? Safe indoor dinner parties, game nights, and birthday parties are...
03/13/2021

Sick of seeing your friends through a computer screen? Safe indoor dinner parties, game nights, and birthday parties are #WithinReach.

Sign up to get vaccinated so we can stop pretending like virtual meet-ups are fun.

Register for the vaccine at vaccineNM.org.

Mayor Tim Keller
03/12/2021

Mayor Tim Keller

Tune in this Sunday for the 2021 State of the City Address. We’ll be reflecting 2020 and illuminating the road ahead of us with City and community leaders. Find more info on watch parties and times to watch from home at cabq.gov/sotc.

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation
03/12/2021

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

It's #ArborDay in New Mexico! 🌳

We’re proud to announce our membership in the Let’s Plant Albuquerque tree alliance. With seven other organizations, we are working to amplify the message of tree stewardship, the many benefits of trees, and planting the right tree, in the right place, at the right time. We are also proud to support the 100,000 trees in 10 years initiative set in motion by Mayor Tim Keller!

But we can’t do it without you, so we have lots of ways to get involved! Find out how: https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/news/city-tree-planting-alliance-to-boost-albuquerque-urban-forest

As warm weather approaches, backyard BBQs, cookouts, & picnics are calling. Having safe gatherings are #WithinReach. Get...
03/12/2021

As warm weather approaches, backyard BBQs, cookouts, & picnics are calling. Having safe gatherings are #WithinReach. Getting your vaccine will bring us one step closer to making it a reality.

Register for the vaccine today at vaccineNM.org.

Miss hugging grandma? 🫂 Small gatherings are within reach. Get vaccinated so you can hug your grandparents and know that...
03/11/2021

Miss hugging grandma? 🫂 Small gatherings are within reach. Get vaccinated so you can hug your grandparents and know that they're safe around you.

Register for the vaccine at vaccineNM.org.

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Northern Flicker!🪶 This critter can be spotted hopping on ground pecking in the ground for ...
03/08/2021

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Northern Flicker!🪶

This critter can be spotted hopping on ground pecking in the ground for insects. Northern Flickers spend lots of time on the ground, and when in trees they’re often perched upright on horizontal branches instead of leaning against their tails on a trunk. They fly in an up-and-down path using heavy flaps interspersed with glides, like many woodpeckers.

Flickers are fairly large woodpeckers with a slim, rounded head, slightly downcurved bill, and long, flared tail that tapers to a point. The woodpecker’s four toes are arranged in an “X” pattern with two set forward and two set backward. This allows them to securely cling to vertical surfaces like tree trunks.

Ants and beetles are their primary foods, although they can also eat fruits, seeds, and nuts. 🐜🐞🌰

One may also hear a constant knocking as they often drum on trees or even metal objects to declare territory. 🗣️ Northern flickers drum on objects as a form of communication and territory defense. In such cases, the object is to make as loud a noise as possible, so woodpeckers sometimes drum on metal objects.

Vaccine registration reminders:💻 Register for the COVID-19 👀 Look out for a notification of when you're eligible for an ...
03/06/2021

Vaccine registration reminders:
💻 Register for the COVID-19
👀 Look out for a notification of when you're eligible for an appointment
❌ Don't go to a vaccination site without an appointment
⏰ Be on time for your appointment

All 3 FDA approved vaccines are 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and death. Get whichever vaccine you are a...
03/05/2021

All 3 FDA approved vaccines are 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and death. Get whichever vaccine you are able to as soon as it's offered to you, it could save your life.

Register for the COVID-19 vaccine at vaccineNM.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453.

We're adding 18 new electric vehicle charging station across Albuquerque!🚗🔌  The incoming stations  will be complete thi...
03/03/2021

We're adding 18 new electric vehicle charging station across Albuquerque!🚗🔌 The incoming stations will be complete this summer - bringing us to a total of 34 City owned charging stations.

It's important to create this infrastructure now to make it easier for Albuquerque to go electric AND make significant cuts to air pollution.

The new stations will be located at nine City facilities including the Central and Unser Library, Albuquerque Balloon Museum, North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers, Los Altos Golf Course and Explora.

Are you registered for the COVID vaccine? Make sure you've completed your profile with green check marks for all section...
03/02/2021

Are you registered for the COVID vaccine? Make sure you've completed your profile with green check marks for all sections.

Not registered? Get registered today at VaccineNM.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453.

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Orb Weaver Spider!🕷Orb weavers are very common throughout the state and come in many shapes...
03/01/2021

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the Orb Weaver Spider!🕷

Orb weavers are very common throughout the state and come in many shapes, sizes, and often bright colors. Orb Weavers are easily identified by their elaborate circular webs used to catch flying insects. 🕸️

They are beneficial spiders that are usually found outside in yards​​, and don't have an interest in invading a home. Their webs will often be found around the exterior around eaves, patio furniture, and especially around exterior lights where they can easily catch other insects.

This critter is not aggressive but can bite in defense. Although most bites from an orb weaver are not considered medically significant, some can be comparable to a bee sting.

Reminder: we're at Yellow restrictions. What does that mean?The Yellow restrictions expanded some capacities today to in...
02/25/2021

Reminder: we're at Yellow restrictions. What does that mean?

The Yellow restrictions expanded some capacities today to include:
🍽️ 33% capacity for indoor dining at NM Safe Certified restaurants
💈 33% capacity or 20 customers at a time (whichever is smaller) at close-contact businesses

We're separating fact from fiction on the COVID-19 vaccines. mRNA vaccines do not alter your DNA.📲Register for the free ...
02/24/2021

We're separating fact from fiction on the COVID-19 vaccines. mRNA vaccines do not alter your DNA.

📲Register for the free COVID-19 vaccine today at vaccineNM.org

📢Register now for the COVID-19 vaccine online at https://zcu.io/68i9 or by calling 1-855-600-3453When you are eligible f...
02/23/2021

📢Register now for the COVID-19 vaccine online at https://zcu.io/68i9 or by calling 1-855-600-3453

When you are eligible for an appointment, take whichever vaccine option is offered. All are safe and effective.

Help us shape the future of sustainability in Albuquerque. Take the Climate Action Plan survey to give us your feedback ...
02/23/2021

Help us shape the future of sustainability in Albuquerque. Take the Climate Action Plan survey to give us your feedback on topics like:
♻️ Waste
🚍 Transportation
🏢 Sustainable Buildings
🔋 Renewable Energy
🌳 Climate Conscious Neighborhoods
👥 Governance and Economic Development

Take the survey now: https://zcu.io/FrYF

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is Gambel's Quail!🪶 This small ground-dwelling bird inhabits the desert regions of the southwest. ...
02/22/2021

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is Gambel's Quail!🪶

This small ground-dwelling bird inhabits the desert regions of the southwest. Gambel's quail primarily move about by walking and can move surprisingly fast through brush and undergrowth. They are a non-migratory species and are rarely seen in flight. Any flight is usually short and explosive, with many rapid wingbeats, followed by a slow glide to the ground.

Gambel’s quail are easily recognized by their top knots and scaly plumage on their undersides. Gambel's quail have bluish-gray plumage on much of their bodies, and males have copper feathers on the top of their heads, black faces, and white stripes above their eyes. These birds have relatively short, rounded wings and long, featherless legs. Its diet consists primarily of insects, plant matter, and seeds.

The Gambel's quail is named in honor of William Gambel, a 19th-century naturalist and explorer 🧭 of the Southwestern United States.

For ABQ’s Climate Plan, equity is in the driver’s seat. We want to hear from residents who are most vulnerable to climat...
02/22/2021

For ABQ’s Climate Plan, equity is in the driver’s seat. We want to hear from residents who are most vulnerable to climate change to lead the conversations about current challenges and future solutions.

Final topics for input include:
♻️ Waste
🚍 Transportation
🏢 Sustainable Buildings
🔋 Renewable Energy
🌳 Climate Conscious Neighborhoods
👥 Governance and Economic Development

Take the survey now: https://zcu.io/FrYF

Thank you, Albuquerque! Our state's vaccination rate is one of the best in the country.Not registered yet? You can regis...
02/20/2021

Thank you, Albuquerque! Our state's vaccination rate is one of the best in the country.

Not registered yet? You can register two ways:
💻 online at vaccineNM.org
📞 or by calling 1-855-600-3453

Missed today's public comment meeting? There's still time to have your voice heard. Join us for the last virtual public ...
02/17/2021

Missed today's public comment meeting? There's still time to have your voice heard. Join us for the last virtual public comment meeting to provide more in-depth feedback on the Climate Action Plan 🌎 tomorrow, 2/18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

More info on the Climate Action Plan: cabq.gov/capinput

📢Register now for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinenm.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453➡️ Registration is quick➡️ Ge...
02/17/2021

📢Register now for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinenm.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453
➡️ Registration is quick
➡️ Get notified when the vaccine is available
➡️ Complete your personal profile
➡️ Keep an eye out for updates via text, email, or phone calls

Join us tomorrow for the first virtual public comment meetings which will provide participants the opportunity for more ...
02/16/2021

Join us tomorrow for the first virtual public comment meetings which will provide participants the opportunity for more in-depth feedback on the Climate Action Plan 🌎. The anticipated format of these meetings includes a brief introduction and a series of “breakout rooms” where participants focus on specific topic areas to provide in-depth feedback. You will need to register.

The two public comment meetings will be hosted via Zoom webinar on:
➡️ Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
➡️ Thursday, February 18. 2021 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

For more information on the Climate Action Plan including the link to register for public comment, visit cabq.gov/capinput.

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the American Barn Owl!🦉This nocturnal critter is easily recognized by it’s light heart-shaped f...
02/16/2021

Our #CritterOfTheWeek is the American Barn Owl!🦉

This nocturnal critter is easily recognized by it’s light heart-shaped face with a dark brown edge🤍🤎. The shape of an owl’s face steers sound to their ears, which helps make them the most efficient hunter-by-sound owls. Their hearing is so good, they can locate small animals under dense bush or snow with ease, and they even hunt bats!👂

Barn Owls average about 11–17 inches in length and have a wingspan of 39–49 inches.

Barn Owls are permanent residents of Albuquerque and do not migrate to breed. They can commonly be found nesting in abandoned buildings or other manmade structures. They can also dig burrows in arroyos if there are no man-made structures present.

The owl’s diet consists of rodents, birds, lizards, and insects 🐀🦇🦎. Barn Owls swallow their prey whole which leaves their dropping full of bones. This makes their pellets a perfect record of their diet. Nesting Barn Owls stockpile prey in their nests to have food on hand for their nestlings. They will often have dozens of small animal carcasses stored.

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1 Civic Plz NW, Rm 3023
Albuquerque, NM
87102

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
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Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(505) 768-2600

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