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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Jefferson County’s CHIP Program Receives $1,000,000 Federal Grant

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August 17, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Lori Fleming, CHIP Co-Exec / Grant Project DirectorJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9400 x 441

Jefferson County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) has been awarded a $1,000,000 federal g...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Hood Canal Growing Area #1 Closed Due to Biotoxins

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September 8, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have continued to spread, and the Washington State Departmen...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Quilcene and Dabob Bay Closed Due to Biotoxins

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August 28, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend- Washington State Department of Health has closed Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay for the recreational harvest of all...

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Public Health News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Northern Hood Canal Closed Due to Biotoxins

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August 25, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend- Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have continued to spread, and the Washington St...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Port Townsend and Admiralty Inlet Closed Due to Biotoxins

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August 14, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend: Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been spreading rapidly and the Washington ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Shellfish Harvesting at Oak Bay, Mats Mats Bay and Port Ludlow Closed Due to Biotoxins

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August 6, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend: Recent shellfish samples in several locations have shown high levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Para...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Fort Flagler, Kilisut Harbor, and Mystery Bay Shellfish Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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July 16, 2020For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 ext. 301

Port Townsend: Shellfish samples from Fort Flagler, Kilisut Harbor, and Mystery Bay have been found to contain elevated leve...

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Public Health News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Access to Dental Care - Smile Mobile comes to Jefferson County

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July 1, 2020For Immediate ReleaseKaren ObermeyerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9400

The Arcora Foundation-SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39-foot dental clinic on wheels, will return to Chimacum the week of July 7–15 and park at the Tri-Ar...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting: Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

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The regular meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include moving to Phase 3 of the Safe Start Washington Plan, the masking directive and racism as a public health crisi...

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Public Health News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Frequency Asked Questions Regarding Masking to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission

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June 9, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400

Why should people wear masks to prevent coronavirus infection?

SARS CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection, has be...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Jefferson County Health Officer Issues a Directive Requiring Masking in Public Places

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May 28, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to submit a variance application to the Washington State...

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Public Health News
Posted on: April 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County, April 4, 2020

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April 4, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400 

To Mask or Not to Mask: That is the Question.  Here are some answers.

Types of Medical Masks:  Man...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County, March 25, 2020

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March 25, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400 Main Clinic

Stay Home, Stay Healthy – Governor Inslee Intensifies Community Mitigation Measures to Decrease Corona...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County

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March 17, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400 Main Clinic

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County, March 15, 2020--Original Date

03/17/2020--Updated

 

On Saturday even...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County

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March 15, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400 Main Clinic

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County, March 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.

 

On Saturday evening, March 14, Jefferso...

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Public Health News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health Celebrates the 25th Annual National Public Health Week

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Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating the 25th Annual National Public Health Week Beginning April 6th

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 6-12, 2020.  This year the National Public Health ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County

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March 3, 2020

For Immediate Release

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer

Jefferson County Public Health

360-385-9400 Main Clinic

Situation Report: As anticipated, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the causative agent of the disease known as COVID-19, con...

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Public Health News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

New Ordinance to Prohibit Vaping in Public Places

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September 20, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Karen Obermeyer

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9417

New Ordinance to Prohibit Vaping in Public Places.

The Jefferson County Board of Health passed an ordinance that addresses vaping, at their September...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating 2019 National Public Health Week Beginning April 1st

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February 28, 2019 

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Jenny MatterJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9400 - Clinic

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 1...

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Public Health News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Access to Dental Care - Smile Mobile comes to Port Townsend

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February 27, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Karen ObermeyerJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9417

Access to Dental Care - Smile Mobile Comes to Port Townsend

Port Townsend, WA – Jefferson County Public Health is hosting the Smile Mobile &...

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

UW Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC) Meeting 1/15 4-6pm

January 9, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Tami PokornyJefferson County Environmental Public Health(360) 379-4498, tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us

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Port Townsend - Announcing the UW Olympic Natural Resources...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Students get more support for healthy choices

January 11, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Denise BankerJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9417

Students get more support for healthy choices

Port Townsend, WA –Jefferson County Public Health has secured funding to reduce underage substanc...

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Public Health News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Open Space Project Applications Welcomed

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January 9, 2019

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Tami Pokorny

Natural Resources Program Coordinator

Jefferson County Environmental Public Health

(360) 379-4498, tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us

Port Townsend – Jefferson County wel...

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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 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: 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 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: 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: 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’

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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

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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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