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Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population
Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.
2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM
UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump
Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.
1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM
Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely
The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.
2/20/2018 11:05:00 AM
Pools & spa inspections - Ensuring Public Safety
The Consumer Health Protection Unit routinely inspects public swimming pools, including spa pools, hot tubs, and water slides to ensure the public is protected from injury and illness.
In addition, the recreational health program conducts necessary bacteriological and chemical analyses of swimming pool water, reviews the onsite water re-circulation and safety equipment, conducts plan reviews for new and remodeled pools and spas, and issues permits.
Codes for Public Pools and Spas
||Excerpts of the California Health and Safety Code, California Code of Regulations, California Building Code, and California Electrical Code relating to pools and spas. Published by CAEHA.|
|California Health Code regarding Swimming Pool Sanitation.
|Title 24, Part 2, Vol. 2 California Building Code||Information on the application and use of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, which governs the design and construction of all building occupancies and associated facilities and equipment throughout California.|
|Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act||Designed to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas, the law became effective on December 19, 2008.|
|2015 Title 22 Complete Changes||A side by side comparison of the new and old Title 22 pool code effective 2015|
|CDPH Public Swimming Pool Requirements||Information from the California Department of Public Health regarding public swimming pools|
Construction/Management of Public Pools
|Spa Plan/Check Application
||Application for Spa Plan/Check
|Checklist & Application for Swimming Pool Plan
|Pool and Spa Electrical Checklist
||Checklist for Electrical
|Pool/Spa Inspection Form
||Form for Spa & Pool Inspection
|Pool Maintenance Record
||Good for keeping a maintenance record for pool
|Pool Cover Guidelines||A guide detailing various types of pool covers and offering safety suggestions for their use at public pools.|
|Self Inspection Checklist||An inspection checklist, designed to be used by facility operators, to assist with compliance.|
|Water Preservation for Public Pools||A guide to conserving water in the operation of a swimming pools in response to severe drought conditions.|
|Metodos de preservacion de agua para instalaciones con pescinas publicas durante las condiciones sequia.|
|Fecal Accidents in Pools||A guide detailing actions that must be taken in the event of a fecal accident at a public swimming pool, spa, or other bathing place.|
|Swim-diaper and swim pants
||Information regarding Swim-diaper & swim pants
|Pool Chemistry Maintenance||A guide regarding the maintenance of proper chemistry in swimming pools, spas, and other recreational water.|
|Triple A’s of Healthy Swimming||Helpful hints for health swimming
|Drowning Prevention Tips||Information on how to prevent children from accidentally drowning|
|Hot Tub Disinfection Procedures||Informational guide to help in the event of Legionnaires case in a hot tub|
Service Counter Locations
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 647-7654
King City Office
620 Broadway St., Ste. N
King City, CA 93930