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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
BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag!
- Single-use plastic bags are no longer available at stores in Unincorporated Monterey County.
- The ordinance is intended to encourage the use of reusable bags while reducing litter and keeping plastic bags out of local waterways.
- Stores must charge a minimum of 10¢ for each paper or reusable bag.
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Other Ordinances around the County
| City/Area of Jurisdiction for the Reusable Bag Ordinance
||Effective Date the Reusable Bag ordinance will take effect
||Wednesday, April 1, 2015|
|Thursday, January 01, 2015
|Soledad||Friday, May 01, 2015|
|Greenfield||Sunday, March 01, 2015|
|King City||Thursday, January 01, 2015|
|Marina||Thursday, March 19, 2015|
|Saturday, September 19, 2015
|Sand City*||Wednesday, July 01, 2015|
|Del Rey Oaks*||Wednesday, July 01, 2015|
|Monterey||Sunday, July 01, 2012|
|Carmel||Sunday, February 03, 2013|
|Pacific Grove||Sunday, March 01, 2015|
|Unincorporated Monterey County||Friday, March 27, 2015|
*Under SB 270 Being challenged in the courts
Have Questions?Frequently Asked Questions about the Plastic Bag Ordinance
¿Tienes alguna pregunta? Preguntas Frecuentes para la Ordenanza de Bolsas Reutilizables del Condado de Monterey
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