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Posted on: July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021 - Warning issued after person becomes sick from potential harmful algae, dog dies

Environmental health officials are reminding community residents to be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms after a report was made of a person becoming ill following time spent in the South Fork Eel River north of Weott. State staff is currently takin...

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20210723 - Harmful Algae Reported Locally (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Drought raises public health concerns

On May 10, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded the drought emergency proclamation to 41 counties, including Humboldt. With this proclamation comes acknowledgement that droughts can cause changes to communities and the environment that impact publi...

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Drought raises public health concerns (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 17, 2021

This summer stay safe near the water

This summer make safety at the rivers, oceans and lagoons a top priority. Local waterways are cold and have swift currents, which can pose threats to even the strongest swimmers. Remember these tips for staying safe near water: 

  • Wear a life jacket...
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20210617 - Summer Water Safety (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 11, 2021

New Public Health Director to start end of June

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) employee Sofia Pereira has been named the department’s new director of Public Health and will be stepping into her new role June 27. Pereira is replacing Michele Stephens, who was promoted to Assistant Dire...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Cyanobacteria in the Mad River

Public Health officials are reminding residents to keep an eye out for cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, while recreating at local rivers and lakes after samples with the toxin were collected at two locations on the Mad River.

The Blue Lake Ra...

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20210528 - Cyanobacteria in the Mad River (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021 - County signs stipulated judgment with State Attorney General

The California Attorney General (AG) and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) jointly submitted a request Thursday to the Humboldt County Superior Court to enter into a proposed stipulated supplemental judgment that intends...

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CWS-AG-Stipulated Judgement (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Low-cost rabies vaccines

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics through mid-July. 

During the clinics, dog vaccinations are $10 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will also be available. The c...

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Low-cost rabies vaccines (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Adult mental health crisis center in the works for Humboldt County

Early this month, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS’s) request to allocate funding to establish and run a sub-acute transitional facility for adults e...

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20210521 - Adult mental health crisis center (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Learn more about MHSA, public comment ends May 27

On Friday, you’re invited to a meeting about the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). A public hearing on the MHSA will take place the following Thursday, May 27. 

Friday’s virtual meeting will focus on the legal and regulatory r...

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MHSA public comment ends May 27 (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Multimillion-dollar grant to assist local youth in crisis

Thanks in part to a $5.1 million grant from the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children, Humboldt County will soon have a residential facility for children and youth experiencing mental health crises. 

Fortuna-based Pediatr...

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