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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Safe Disposal Prescription Meds - Saturday, 10/27

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October 11, 2018

For Immediate Release

Jefferson County Community Health

Denise Banker

360.385.9400

Dispose Unused or Expired Medications at Port Hadlock's Parking Lot Saturday, October 27, 2018 

 

Port Townsend &...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Jefferson County Environmental Health Updates

September 24th, 2018

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stuart Whitford

Environmental Health & Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Environmental Public Health

(360) 385-9411

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH TO RENAME

 ITS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Parent Workshop Offered - Guiding Good Choices

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September 10, 2018For Immediate Release Contact:Denise BankerJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9438

Port Townsend – The Empowered Teens Coalition is hosting a 5-week parent enrichment workshop, Guiding Good Choices, for pa...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

The Jefferson County Accessible Community Advisory Committee, (ACAC)

For Immediate Release

August 31, 2018

Contact: Anna McEnery

(360) 385-9410

The Jefferson County Accessible Community Advisory Committee (ACAC) 

The Jefferson County Accessible Community Advisory Committee, (ACAC) is looking for additional projects for...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

SHELLFISH HARVESTING AT FORT FLAGLER, MYSTERY BAY AND KILISUT HARBOR CLOSED DUE TO BIOTOXINS

Check Before You Dig

August 29, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

SHELLFISH HARVESTING OF ALL SPECIES AT FORT FLAGLER, MYSTERY BAY AND KILISUT HARBOR CLOSED DUE TO BIOTOXINS

Port Townsend&n...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Wildfires Impact Jefferson County’s Air Quality

For Immediate Release

August 21, 2018

Contact: Stuart Whitford

Jefferson County Environmental Health Director

(360) 385-9411 – Desk(360) 531-3560 - Cell

Wildfires Impact Jefferson County’s Air Quality

According to the AirNow website, the Por...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

It’s Time for Back-to-School Vaccines!

For Immediate Release

August 13, 2018

Contact:

Marjorie Boyd

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9400

It’s Time for Back-to-School Vaccines!

Keep your children and teens safe, healthy, and ready for school by making sure they are up to date with required im...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Septic System-Related Rebates Available

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For Immediate ReleaseAugust 1, 2018

Contact person:Denese Schauer

Jefferson County Public Health  

Phone: 360-385-9444

Septic System Inspection Rebate Program Is Back ...While Funds Last

Port Townsend – Do you have a residential sep...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Quilcene Beach Reopened

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Port Townsend – Due to declining bacteria levels, Jefferson County Public Health has removed the health advisory at Quilcene Beach, 1731 Linger Longer Road, and removed the closed sign. After resampling occurred at the beach, also known as Herb Beck Marin...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Fort Flagler and Kilisut Harbor Shellfish Beaches Re-Open

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July 26th 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Fort Flagler and Kilisut Harbor Shellfish Beaches Re-Open

Port Townsend – Butter clams from Fort Flagler and Ki...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Quilcene Beach Closed Due to Bacteria

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Port Townsend – High levels of fecal bacteria at Quilcene Beach, 1731 Linger Longer Road, have prompted Jefferson County Public Health to issue a health advisory and post a closed sign at the beach. Samples taken Wednesday, July 18, and analyzed...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Shellfish Vibrio Illness Rates Increasing

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

Port Townsend – Several cases of vibriosis have been confirmed in Jefferson County in people who have consumed raw shellfish. Vibri...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Rabid Bat Season Begins in Washington State

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For immediate release: June 18, 2018 

Contacts:    

Lisa McKenzie 360-385-9400

Rabid Bat Season Begins in Washington State

Springtime weather and increased insect populations are the signal for bats to end their winter hibernation a...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

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

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

Port Townsend – High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Ander...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

May’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

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For immediate release: May 31, 2018 

Contacts:    

Liz Coleman, Environmental Public Health   360-481-2016Jessica Baggett, Disease Control and Health Statistics  360-338-5630

May’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 ye...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Jefferson County Food Safety Awards

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May 23,  2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:

Mina Kwansa

Jefferson County Environmental Public Health

(360) 379-4496

Jefferson County Food Safety Awards

23 Jefferson County Food Establishments Demonstrate Commitment to Achieving the Highest Fo...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Jefferson County Board of Health Honors 2018 Public Health Heroes

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April 25, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Jenny Matter

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9400 – Clinic

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Board of Health Honors 2018 Public Health Heroes ~ A dedicate...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Turn Food Waste Into Treasure!

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May 16, 2018

NEWSFLASH! 

Contact:  Laura Tucker @ ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us or call 360.379.4491

Jefferson County Community Health

Turn Food Waste Into Treasure!

Port Townsend – Join your fellow Jefferson County citizens f...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Safe Disposal of Prescription Meds - Saturday, 4/28

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Apr 10, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Jefferson County Community Health

Dr. Denise Banker, PhD

360.385.9400

Dispose Unused or Expired Medicationsat Safeway's Parking LotSaturday, April 28, 2018

Port Townsend – The Chimacum drug and alc...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Kindergarten Immunizations Available

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April 5, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Marjorie BoydJefferson County PublicHealth(360) 385-9400Tina HerschelmanJefferson Healthcare(360) 385-2200 extension 2005 

Port Townsend - Jefferson County – It&...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Lunch & Learn About Reducing Plastics, 4/18 @ 12-1:30pm

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April 5, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Laura TuckerJefferson County PublicHealth(360) 379-9400

 Lunch & Learn About Reducing PlasticsApril 18th, 12-1:30pm

Located at:The Food Co-op Annex1220 Lawrence StreetPort Townsend,...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Widens - 10 cases in WA

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UPDATE:  Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Widens - 10 cases in WA

OLYMPIA -- Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, a plant used for its stimulant effects and as an...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry

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Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry

OLYMPIA -- Nationally, 2017 had more Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry than ever recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal health officials tracked 1,120 c...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

East Jefferson County Water Quality News, Winter 2018 Newsletter

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See the East Jefferson County Water Quality News Winter 2018 newsletter, our bi-yearly status update on Water Quality projects in East Jefferson County, as well as other important water quality activities and opportunities.

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Always Working for a Safer &a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

WA DOH: Across Washington, flu taking a toll on people and medical facilities

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January 19, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:Julie Graham, Strategic Communications Office, 360-810-1628

Across Washington, flu taking a toll on people and medical facilities

What: State health officials issue recommendations for when and where to...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

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February 6, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Anna BachmannJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9444 

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Water Quality division...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

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January 26, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

Port Townsend, WA – A bloom of bluegreen algae was found by Jefferson County Publi...

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Public Health News
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: September 10, 2017

The Power of Preparedness

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September 10, 2017For Immediate Release Contact:Julia DanskinJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9420

Port Townsend – September is National Preparedness Month. Join us as we support emergency preparedness efforts around the ...

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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 21, 2017

Back to School Immunization Clinics Available

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August 21, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Margi Boyd

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9400 

Jefferson County – It’s time for back-to-school immunizations and numerous Jefferson County cl...

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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 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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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: May 25, 2017

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxins

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Environmental Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Port Townsend –High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, May 22. &n...

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