COVID-19: Safety and Other Information for Operators
- Food Delivery Safety (PDF)
- California Disaster Relief Food Safety Training. A free, 22-minute tutorial from statefoodsafety.com that can be used to train charitable feeding and disaster relief volunteers on how to safely serve food in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Environmental Health COVID-19 Food Facility Risk Mitigation (PDF)
- Center for Disease Control: What to do if you have COVID-19
- Interim Guidance for Restaurants Offering Grocery-Type Sales During COVID-19 Crisis (PDF)
- Body Art Facilities COVID19 infographic (PDF)
- Public Swimming Pools COVID19 infographic (PDF)
The Humboldt County Division of Environmental Health plays a critical role in disease prevention. Safe drinking water, pollution, proper sewage disposal, foodborne illness outbreaks, childhood lead poisoning, hazardous materials spills and solid /hazardous waste management can present challenges to our communities.
The goal of Environmental Health is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the public, and to preserve and improve the quality of the environment.
Environmental Health Programs
- Consumer Protection Program
- Retail Food Facilities
- Organized Camps Program
- Public Swimming and Spa Pools Program
- Recreational Water and Drinking Water Programs
- Tattoo Business Registration
- Hazardous Materials Unit
- Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
- Land Use Program
- Sewage Disposal Systems
- Wells and Water Systems
- Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency Program
- Inspection of Solid Waste Operations and Facilities
- Vector Control Program
- Rabies Control
- West Nile Virus
- Rodents and Insect Control
- More about Environmental Health Programs
Visit the Accela Citizen Portal to manage your account, add an application, make a complaint and print permits.
If you are a first-time user and want to manage your existing business account, first create a user account in Citizen Access, then contact us at
email@example.com or 1-707-445-6215.
To activate your account, provide us with the name of the business, your first and last name, your phone number and a brief description of the permit/record.
Early in the 20th century, infections associated with overcrowding, poor housing and contaminated water resulted in transmission of tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid fever, and dysentery.
Improvements in housing, public water supplies - including chlorination and filtration, and waste-disposal systems have resulted in great progress in disease control. While the impact of these diseases has been reduced, the need for prevention remains as strong as ever.