- UPDATED Monterey County EMS Listening Sessions
The Monterey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency will be hosting a series of five community-based listening sessions designed to help the County assess the effectiveness of our EMS system. The sessions will be open to residents and community partners and will be structured to encourage feedback and ideas around how to improve our EMS system.
09/20/2017 2:26 PMdetail
- Recent Cannabis Raid a Reminder that Unpermitted Growing Operations are Illegal
A recent multi-agency raid on multiple illegal cannabis growing operations in south Monterey County is a reminder that there are restrictions on cultivating cannabis in Monterey County. Engaging in cannabis-related activity in violation of County laws is subject to law enforcement action.
10/16/2017 9:43 AMdetail
- Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board Meeting
The Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Street in Salinas.
10/16/2017 9:43 AMdetail
- Spare the Air -- Wildfire Air Quaility Advisory
Smoke transported from wildfires in the Northern Bay Area is degrading air quality in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. Smoke may reach unhealthful levels in our region. The Monterey Bay Air Resources District tracks real time air quality in our region.
10/13/2017 3:25 PMdetail
- Health Officials Encourage Public to Get Vaccinated Early in the Season
Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning. Because the flu is unpredictable and the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, Monterey County health officials urge everyone six months and older to get vaccinated early in the season. It’s important to get vaccinated prior to the circulation of influenza in your community.
10/02/2017 9:00 AMdetail
- National Food Safety Education Month - Awards of Excellence
In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities.
09/26/2017 3:10 PMdetail
- We sprang a leak!
The Carmel Valley Branch will be closed until Tuesday, September 12th for unexpected facility repairs.
09/06/2017 8:31 AMdetail
- Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage
What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module.
- Feel Better Text Program
The Monterey County Health Department is excited to introduce the return of the Champions for Change Feel Better Mobile Text Program for Monterey County Residents. The text program helps the residents of Monterey County feel better one text at a time.
08/02/2017 3:51 PMdetail
- Pregnant Women Urged to Avoid Going to Areas with Zika Risk
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises pregnant women, and men and women of child bearing age, not to go to areas with Zika. If they must go to places with known transmission of the Zika virus, CDPH recommends they protect themselves against sexual transmission of Zika and take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
07/28/2017 3:01 PMdetail