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West Nile Virus Detected in Monterey County Bird
Monterey County Health Officials announce that West Nile virus has been detected in a bird from the 93908 ZIP code region of Monterey County. This is the first bird reported with West Nile virus in Monterey County since 2013. West Nile virus has been present in Monterey County since 2004. Birds are infected with West Nile virus the same way people are infected – usually through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus lives and multiplies in birds.
8/21/2017 9:58:00 AM
Do you have a preteen or teen? Protect their future with vaccines
Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases?
Beach Closure Lifted: MacAbee Beach
The closure of MacAbee Beach in Monterey has been lifted. The beach was posted due to a report to Monterey County Health Department's Environmental Health Bureau that sewage had spilled into the bay. Samples taken on August 14, 2017 reveal indicator bacteria levels considered safe for recreational contact.
8/15/2017 2:36:00 PM
What is body Art?
Body art practices include tattooing, body, piercing, branding, and application of permanent cosmetics.
Who needs a permit?
A facility where body art services will be performed requires a permit from the Monterey County Health Department. Anyone who provides a body art services and meets the minimum standard to become a registered practitioner must also be registered.List of Approved Operators & affiliated body art facility
Safe Body Art Act
California’s Safe Body Art Act, revised January 1, 2014, provides minimum standards for persons and businesses engaged in performance of tattooing, body piercing, branding and the application of permanent cosmetics in California. These requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases through the application of proper body art procedures and the control of cross-contamination of instruments and supplies.
The local enforcement agency (LEA) enforces California’s Safe Body Art Act with a registration and inspection program for both body art operators and body art facilities. This program ensures that state minimum standards are met prior to operators and facilities providing services to the public within Monterey County. A required annual inspection also ensures continued compliance.California Safe Body Art Act PDF
Forms and Applications
Monterey County Health Department Body Art Inspection Program Application Packet
Application for Body Art
Hepatitis B Declination Statement
The blood borne pathogen (BBP) trainings listed here meet the minimum standards for BBP training for body art per California Health and Safety Code, section 119307 (Safe Body Art Act, AB 300).
This plan check list is provided as a guidance to assist the facility owner/ operator to open a body art shop that will meet public health and safety requirements established by California’s Safe Body Art Act (AB 300). The applicant must complete Parts A and B prior to providing services to the public.
List of mail-back systems approved by the California Department of Public Health
FeesLink to all fees for Environmental Health
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone Number: (831) 755-4505
Hours of Operation
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(831) 796 - 8693/ (831) 755-4880