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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Q&A

On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the first U.S. case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a resident of Snohomish County.

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Investigating Confirmed Case of Hepatitis A

Whatcom County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an adult resident of Whatcom County. The individual, who also reported risk factors for hepatitis A, was hospitalized and later released.

The source of the infection is not known, and ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Severe Weather Shelters Are Open Through Friday, January 17

The following severe weather shelters are open for the night of Friday, January 17:

Fountain Community Church Shelter: Serving adult men.

  • Guests must check-in for this shelter by 6:30pm at the “Jubilee Station” located near the ...
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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Health Department Closed Monday, Jan. 20

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Most Beaches Open for Shellfish Harvest; Check Before You Dig

Most Whatcom County beaches are open to recreational shellfish harvest, but Bellingham Bay, Chuckanut Bay, and Larrabee State Park are stilled closed to butter/varnish clams only. Get more information at www.doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

WCHD Veterans Program Grows to Meet Local Veterans’ Needs

Since its inception in 2011, the Whatcom County Health Department’s (WCHD) Veterans Program has continued to adapt and expand to meet the needs of veterans in Whatcom County, most recently with the addition of two accredited Veterans Service Off...

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