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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating 2024 National Public Health Week Beginning April 1st

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For Immediate Release Glenn GilbertJefferson County Public Health360-385-9400

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 1-7, 2024. This year, the National Public Health Week theme is “Protecti...

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Conservation Futures Fund: Grants Available for Open Space Projects in Jefferson County

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For Immediate Release Contact: Tami Pokorny, Natural Resources Program CoordinatorJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 498

(Jefferson County, WA) The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners invites applications for projects to en...

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Discovery Bay Partial Shellfish Opening

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Jefferson County, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay indicate that the level of biotoxin that causes paralyt...

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Recreational Shellfish Harvesting Opening

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301Recent butter clam samples taken at Mystery Bay indicate that the levels of biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Homeowner Septic System Classes Offered in January

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(Port Townsend, WA) – Taking care of your septic system is an important part of protecting public health as well as our beautiful and valuable water resources. It can also save you money by extending the life of your septic system and prevent co...

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Jefferson County: Partial Recreational Shellfish Harvesting Opening

Press Releases (4)

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Jefferson County, WA. Several Jefferson County recreational shellfish beaches are re-opening for most species of shellfish. Rec...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Shellfish Closures Expand

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301 

Shellfish Closures Expand

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Recent shellfish samples from Jefferson County were fou...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Discovery and Mats Mats Bays, and Port Ludlow, Shellfish Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301 

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples from Discovery Bay, Mats Mats Bay and Port Ludlow were found to have high...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 14, 2023

Cooling Centers in Jefferson County Now Open

Cooling Center Post

Contact: 

Bonnie Obremski

Web & Digital Communications Specialist

bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

Find air-conditioned shelter during this period of extreme heat at the following locations and times:

Brinnon Community Center EXTENDED HOURS

3...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Mobile App for Jefferson County Public Health

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Contact: 

Bonnie Obremski

Web & Digital Communications Specialist

bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

Mobile App for Jefferson County Public Health

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Jefferson County Public Health has a mobile app. Follow these steps t...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Crocheted/Knitted Breast Models Needed for Public Health

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For Immediate ReleaseKaren ObermeyerFamily Health Team, WIC Coordinator, Tobacco PreventionKobermeyer@co.jefferson.wa.us360-385-9400

Crocheted/Knitted Breast Models Needed for Public Health

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Volunteers are needed to crochet or knit...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Discovery Bay All Shellfish Species Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent clam samples from Discovery Bay were found to have high levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Jefferson County Board of Health Vacancy

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Jefferson County Public Health

Liz Anderson Web & Digital Communications Specialist

360-385-9405

 

Jefferson County Board of Health Vacancy  

Port Townsend, WA. In 2021, in an effort to address disparities in health outc...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Request for Proposals: North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee

NORTH PACIFIC COAST MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2023-2025 FUNDING

June 2, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tami Pokorny

Natural Resources Program Coordinator

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 379-4498 

tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us 

 

NORTH PACIFIC COAST MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES&nb...

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Public Health News
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Septic System Classes Offered

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May 17, 2023For Immediate ReleaseLiz AndersonWeb/Digital Communications(360) 385-9400

(Port Townsend, WA) – Taking care of your septic system is an important part of protecting public health as well as our beautiful and valuable water resources. ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

JCPH has Launched a New Site for Healthcare Providers

For Immediate ReleaseLiz AndersonWeb & Digital Communications Specialistlanderson@co.jefferson.wa.us360-385-9405

Check out our new Provider Resources site! It’s a one-stop shop for all of the expert information healthcare providers need: jeff...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Second Bivalent Booster Recommended for 65+ and Immunocompromised

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For Immediate ReleaseBonnie Obremski, Web & Digital Communications Specialistbobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Second Bivalent Booster Recommended for 65+ and Immunocompromised

JEFFERSON COUNTY— A second bivalent booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

Press Releases (2)

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael Dawson

Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9444           

Port Townsend, WA  Elevated levels of the ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Discovery Bay Shellfish Biotoxin Warning Removed

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent clam samples from Discovery Bay showed declining levels for the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellf...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Jefferson County Public Health Hero Award Winners

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For Immediate Release Glenn GilbertJefferson County Public Health360-385-9400Public Health Hero Awards are given out every year to recognize those who make a difference in the health and well-being of our community. Every year, Public Health Week...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Wildfire Smoke Community Training on May 16

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Wildfire Smoke Community Training on May 16

Port Townsend, WA. Jefferson County Public Health will be hosting a Wildfire Smoke S...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 29, 2023

2023 County Health Rankings

2023 County Health Ranking

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce that our county has been ranked 12th out of 39 counties in Washington State for 2023 by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R). Health rankings are determin...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

COVID-19 emergency reporting replaced with long-term recommendations

Case Data Changes Press Release

March 27, 2023

PRESS RELEASE

Bonnie Obremski, Web & Digital Communications Specialist

bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

COVID-19 emergency reporting replaced with long-term recommendations

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Jefferson County Public Health&...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Discovery Bay All Species Closure

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March 22, 2023

 For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9444 ext. 301

 

Discovery Bay All Species Closure

 

Port Townsend, WA. Recent clam samples fr...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

CDBG Jefferson County Septic Cost Share Grant

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March 13, 2023

For Immediate Release 

Amanda Christofferson 

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9444

CDBG Jefferson County Septic Cost Share Grant

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Jefferson County Public Health announces the availability of gran...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 13, 2023

Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating 2023 National Public Health Week Beginning April 3rd

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Glenn GilbertJefferson County Public Health360-385-9400info@jeffersoncountypublichealth.org

Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating 2023 National Public Health Week Beginning April 3rd

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is celebrating National Publ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 3, 2023

Discovery Bay Shellfish Biotoxin Warning Removed

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent clam samples from Discovery Bay tested negative for the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish pois...

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Grants available: Conservation Futures Program

Conservation Futures Fund Citizen Oversight Committee members and Jefferson Land Trust

January 5, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tami Pokorny, Natural Resources Program Coordinator

(360) 379-4498 

tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

CONSERVATION FUTURES FUND GRANTS AVAILABLE  FOR OPEN SPACE PROJECTS IN JEFFERSON...

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Public Health News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Local Health Officers and Health Care Leaders Recommend Wearing Masks Indoors

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Communities across our state and around the U.S. are experiencing an unprecedented surge in viral respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19. As health officers and health care leaders working to improve the...

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Public Health News
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Quilcene Bay Shellfish Advisory Removed

Press Releases (8)

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. Ongoing testing of shellfish in Quilcene Bay has shown that biotoxins have declined. The Washington State Depart...

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Public Health News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Bivalent (omicron) COVID-19 booster clinic for children 5 and older

Children Omicron booster clinics

October 13, 2022

Click here to view Spanish translation

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Bivalent (omicron) COVID-19 booster clinic for childre...

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Public Health News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Bivalent COVID-19 booster available to anyone eligible at upcoming clinic

Chimacum Omicron booster clinics

October 6, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Bivalent COVID-19 booster available to anyone eligible at upcoming clinic

JEFFERSON COUNTY&...

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Public Health News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Quilcene Bay Shellfish Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. Harmful algae blooms continue to expand in Jefferson County. Recent shellfish samples taken from Quilcene Bay we...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Oak Bay Shellfish Closure for Biotoxin

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September 16, 2022

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9444 x301

Oak Bay Shellfish Closure for Biotoxin

PORT TOWNSEND–Recent shellfish samples have confirmed that a harm...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Shellfish Closure at Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay, and Kilisut Harbor

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Mystery Bay and Fort Flagler showed very elevated levels for the marine biot...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Bivalent (Omicron) COVID-19 booster available at upcoming clinics

Omicron booster clinics

September 9, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Click here to view Spanish translation.

Bivalent COVID-19 booster available at upcoming clini...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Oak Bay Butter and Varnish Clam Closure Due To Biotoxins

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. A recent clam sample in Oak Bay was found to contain elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Paralyti...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

JYENNOS Vaccination Available Soon at Jefferson County Public Health

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August 25, 2022For Immediate Release Contact: Liz Anderson, Communications SpecialistJefferson County Public Healthlanderson@co.jefferson.wa.us 360-385-9400 x405

JEFFERSON COUNTY— Jefferson County residents at high risk for infe...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Clínica de vacunaciones en Quilcene del COVID-19 el sábado 10 de septiembre

Spanish COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

August 22, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Clínica de vacunaciones en Quilcene del COVID-19 el sábado 10 de septiem...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Quilcene COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, September 10

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

August 22, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Spanish translation of press release, click here. 

Click here to view clinic flier.

Qui...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Regístrese para recibir la vacuna Novavax COVID-19

Spanish Language Novavax Vaccine Post

18 de agosto de 2022

NOTA DE PRENSA 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Especialista en Comunicaciones 

Salud Pública del Condado Jefferson 

bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Posters: English Version, Spanish Version

Regístres...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Sign up to receive a Novavax COVID-19 vaccination

Interested in the Novavax Vaccine

August 18, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Spanish translation of press release, click here. 

Posters: English Version, Spanish V...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Quilcene and Dabob Bay Shellfish Biotoxin Closure Removed

Press Releases (5)

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Washington State Department of Health has removed the shellfish biotoxin closure at all Quilcene Bay and Dab...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Heat Advisory in Effect for Jefferson County

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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday forecasted to be the hottest

An excessive heat advisory is in effect for Jefferson County beginning Tues. July 26 through Fri. July 29. Temperatures will vary by location, with south county being the warmest, and more mode...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

PSP Closure: Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay, and Kilisut Harbor

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA Recent shellfish samples were found to contain elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Paralytic Shell...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children 6 months and older offered in Quilcene

Family COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

July 14, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE 

Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist, Jefferson County Public Health, bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Spanish translation of press release, click here. 

Clinic posters: English Version, Span...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Avian Influenza in Jefferson County

Avian Flu Press Release

July 5, 2022Immediate ReleaseLiz Anderson, Communications SpecialistJefferson County Public Healthlanderson@co.jefferson.wa.us360-385-9400 x405

JEFFERSON COUNTY— A flock of domestic poultry has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenz...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure

Press Releases (2)

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure 

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay contained elevate...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Jefferson County Public Health to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older

COVID-19 Vaccine for 6 months and older

June 22, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist for Jefferson County Public Health: bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Jefferson County Public Health to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older

JEFFERSON COUNTY...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Jefferson County Public Health to Streamline COVID-19 Data Reporting

Case Reporting Shift

June 21, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Click here for Spanish translation

Contact: Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist for Jefferson County Public Health: bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Jefferson County Public Health Streamlines COVID-19 Data Re...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Quilcene and Dabob Bay Shellfish Closure

Press Releases (1)

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Quilcene Bay contained elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that cause...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Restructuring, Needs New Members

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For Immediate ReleaseJefferson County Public HealthLiz Anderson, Communications Specialist360-385-9405

Jefferson County Board of Health Restructuring, Needs New Members 

Jefferson County, WA. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of Jefferson Coun...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Anderson Lake High in Toxin

Press Release Anderson Lake

April 29, 2022

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael DawsonWater Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9444  

ANDERSON LAKE HIGH IN TOXIN

Port Townsend, WA  Elevated levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a we...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Opioid Crisis in Jefferson County

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Denise Banker, MEd., PhD. Community Health Division Director Jefferson County Public Health360-385-9438Jefferson County, WA. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recognizes the opioid crisis in Jefferson County and continues to combat m...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Second Booster Dose Now Offered to People 50 and Older

Second Booster Doses for 50 and older

March 31, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Click here to view a Spanish translation of this press release

Contact: Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist for Jefferson County Public Health: bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Second Booster Dose Now Offere...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Discovery Bay and Admiralty Inlet Opening to All Shellfish Species

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March 29, 2022 For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Discovery Bay and Admiralty Inlet Opening to All Shellfish Species

Jefferson County, WA. The Department ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Jefferson County Public Health recommends mask-wearing, if not required

Version 2 of Social Media Post Masking Still Recommended

March 9, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist for Jefferson County Public Health: bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Spanish Translation of Press Release

Jefferson County Public Health recommends mask-wearing, if not requi...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Jefferson County Indoor Masking Order Now Lifting March 11, Following Updated CDC Recommendations

Update  to Mask-Wearing Public Health Order Update

February, 28, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Bonnie Obremski, COVID-19 Communications Specialist for Jefferson County Public Health: bobremski@co.jefferson.wa.us

Spanish Translation of Press Release

Jefferson County Indoor Masking Order Now Lifting March 11, &am...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Vaccination Clinics Planned for Third Dose for Immunocompromised

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August 27, 2021For Immediate Release

Jefferson County Community HealthDepartment of Emergency Management

Spanish Translation of Press Release

THIRD-DOSE VACCINE CLINICS PLANNED FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED

JEFFERSON COUNTY— Two drive-through vacci...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Third dose of vaccine recommended for immunocompromised

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August 25, 2021For Immediate Release

Jefferson County Community HealthDepartment of Emergency Management

Third dose of vaccine recommended for immunocompromised 

JEFFERSON COUNTY—People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised who ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Vaccine Clinic at Quilcene School Library on Monday, August 23

Quilcene Vaccine Clinic August 23

August 11, 2021For Immediate Release

Jefferson County Community HealthDepartment of Emergency Management

Vaccine Clinic at School Library on Monday, August 23 

QUILCENE–The public is invited to a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Quilcene Scho...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

DISCOVERY BAY SHELLFISH CLOSURE

April 9, 2021

 

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9444 ext. 301

Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure 

 Port Townsend, WA Recent shellfish samples taken from...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

CHIMACUM CLINIC OPEN APRIL 17 FOR FIRST DOSE VACCINATION

April 5, 2021For Immediate Release Jefferson County Public Health360-385-9400

CHIMACUM—Jefferson County Public Health together with the Department of Emergency Management will again operate an appointment-only vaccination clinic on Saturd...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

WA Healthplanfinder's Open Enrollment

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October 5, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Jefferson County Community Health

360.385.9400

Need Health Insurance? Open EnrollmentRuns November 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health is reminding e...

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Public Health News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Oak Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins; Other Areas Open

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October 13, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Oak Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins; Other Areas Open

Port Townsend – Shellfish from Oak Bay have been found to have high l...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Dept. of Health Urges Recreational Shellfish Harvesters to Follow ‘Three Cs’

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August 31, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Dept. of Health Urges Recreational Shellfish Harvesters to Follow ‘Three Cs’

Port Townsend - The Washington State Dep...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Lethal Levels of Shellfish Biotoxin Found at Fort Flagler; Port Townsend Bay Closes

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August 30, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Lethal Levels of Shellfish Biotoxin Found at Fort Flagler; Port Townsend Bay Closes

Port Townsend – Marine biotoxins that cause...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

26 Local Eateries Receive the 2016 Award for Safe Food Handling

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August 30th, 2017For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Stuart Whitford, DirectorJefferson County Environmental Health & Water Quality (360) 385-9444 x411

26 Local Eateries Receive the 2016 Award for Safe Food Handling

Representatives from 10 ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Port Ludlow including Mats Mats Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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August 24th, 2017For Immediate ReleaseContact: Mike DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Port Ludlow including Mats Mats Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port Townsend – Shellfish samples from Port Ludlow have been ...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Admiralty Inlet South to Kinney Point on Marrowstone Island Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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August 23, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Stuart Whitford, DirectorJefferson County Environmental Health & Water Quality360.385.9411info@jeffersoncounty.publichealth.org

Admiralty Inlet South to Kinney Point on Marrowstone Island Closed Du...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Hot Weather Safety for the Summer Months

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August 14, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Kathy Anderson

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9400 – Clinic

Port Townsend – A reminder we still have quite a bit of summer left, and the warmer weather gives us an opportu...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Port Townsend Bay, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay Shellfish Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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July 19, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health360.385.9444 x301info@jeffersoncounty.publichealth.org

Port Townsend Bay, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay Shellfish Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port To...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Sports Physicals Available for Student Athletes

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For Immediate Release Contact: Department of Public Health360.385.9400info@jeffersoncounty.publichealth.org

Sports Physicals Available for Student AthletesThe Jefferson County School Based Health Centers (SBHC) is offering sports physicals. Any in...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Discovery Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Environmental Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Discovery Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port Townsend – Shellfish samples from Discovery Bay have been found to contain e...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Gibbs Lake Closed Due to Toxin

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Environmental Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Port Townsend – High levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in a water sample taken from Gibbs Lake on Monday, August 14. The toxin level is 9.5 micr...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Discovery Bay Partial Shellfish Opening

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Jefferson County, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay indicate that the level of biotoxin that causes paralyt...

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Water Quality
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Recreational Shellfish Harvesting Opening

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301Recent butter clam samples taken at Mystery Bay indicate that the levels of biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning ...

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Water Quality
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Jefferson County: Partial Recreational Shellfish Harvesting Opening

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Jefferson County, WA. Several Jefferson County recreational shellfish beaches are re-opening for most species of shellfish. Rec...

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Water Quality
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Shellfish Closures Expand

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301 

Shellfish Closures Expand

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Recent shellfish samples from Jefferson County were fou...

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Water Quality
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Discovery and Mats Mats Bays, and Port Ludlow, Shellfish Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301 

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples from Discovery Bay, Mats Mats Bay and Port Ludlow were found to have high...

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Water Quality
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Discovery Bay All Shellfish Species Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent clam samples from Discovery Bay were found to have high levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic ...

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Water Quality
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

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For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael Dawson

Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9444           

Port Townsend, WA  Elevated levels of the ...

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Water Quality
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Grants available: Conservation Futures Program

Conservation Futures Fund Citizen Oversight Committee members and Jefferson Land Trust

January 5, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tami Pokorny, Natural Resources Program Coordinator

(360) 379-4498 

tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

CONSERVATION FUTURES FUND GRANTS AVAILABLE  FOR OPEN SPACE PROJECTS IN JEFFERSON...

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Water Quality
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Quilcene Bay Shellfish Advisory Removed

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. Ongoing testing of shellfish in Quilcene Bay has shown that biotoxins have declined. The Washington State Depart...

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Water Quality
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Quilcene Bay Shellfish Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. Harmful algae blooms continue to expand in Jefferson County. Recent shellfish samples taken from Quilcene Bay we...

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Water Quality
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Oak Bay Shellfish Closure for Biotoxin

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September 16, 2022

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9444 x301

Oak Bay Shellfish Closure for Biotoxin

PORT TOWNSEND–Recent shellfish samples have confirmed that a harm...

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Water Quality
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Shellfish Closure at Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay, and Kilisut Harbor

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Mystery Bay and Fort Flagler showed very elevated levels for the marine biot...

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Water Quality
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Quilcene and Dabob Bay Shellfish Biotoxin Closure Removed

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Washington State Department of Health has removed the shellfish biotoxin closure at all Quilcene Bay and Dab...

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Water Quality
Posted on: July 20, 2022

PSP Closure: Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay, and Kilisut Harbor

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend, WA Recent shellfish samples were found to contain elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Paralytic Shell...

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Water Quality
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure 

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay contained elevate...

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Water Quality
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Quilcene and Dabob Bay Shellfish Closure

Press Releases (1)

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend, WA. Recent shellfish samples taken from Quilcene Bay contained elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that cause...

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Water Quality
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Anderson Lake High in Toxin

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April 29, 2022

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Michael DawsonWater Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9444  

ANDERSON LAKE HIGH IN TOXIN

Port Townsend, WA  Elevated levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a we...

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