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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021 - 2nd Dry Weather Test Extension

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) has for the second time this month extended the dry weather test period for evaluation of water quantity supplies for proposed subdivisions and residentia...

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20211015 - 2nd Dry Weather Test Extension (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021 - Dry weather test period extended

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) has extended the dry weather test period for evaluation of water quantity supplies for proposed subdivisions and residential construction through Friday, ...

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20211008 - Dry Weather Test Extension (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Oct. 5, 2021 - National campaign promotes safe sleep tips for babies

Public Health officials are reminding parents and caregivers to provide a safe sleeping environment for babies to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS.

October is SIDS Awareness Month and Humboldt County Department of Health & H...

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Safe Sleep Awareness 2021 (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Sept. 23, 2021 - Upcoming workshop to focus on water efficiency

Rural residential homeowners, agricultural producers and people interested in protecting local watersheds are invited to attend a water efficiency workshop Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The county’s Drought Task Force is partnering with San...

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Drought Workshop 2021 (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Virtual youth wellness events run through October

Young people ages 16 to 26 are invited to learn about the importance of mental and physical wellness at the Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board’s first virtual wellness series. 

Prior to the C...

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20210915 - HCTAYC Wellness Week 2021 (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Suicide Prevention Awareness focus of September events

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and community partners are offering virtual events, trainings and resources during the month of September to bring awareness to suicide prevention efforts locally.  

The American...

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20210907 - Suicide Prevention Awareness (PDF) Health & Human Services
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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