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The closure of the public beaches at Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay has been lifted after tests showed declining levels of the toxin that causes Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning. The Washington State … more
Jefferson County health officials have started testing sewage water to help determine the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Dr. Allison Berry, Public Health Officer for Jefferson and Clallam … more
A heat wave working its way through Washington state has prompted county officials to open five cooling stations across East Jefferson. And with hot weather forecast for the region through the … more
Jefferson Healthcare is backing away from the idea of going to voters in November for a bond measure to renovate and expand the hospital campus. During a special meeting Wednesday, the hospital's … more
Recreational shellfish harvest for all species of mollusks has been banned at Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay, and Kilisut Harbor, Jefferson County Public Health announced Wednesday. The Washington … more
With a deadline looming, Jefferson Healthcare’s Board of Commissioners are weighing options and outlooks for their $125 million hospital expansion plan as hospital officials eye a November bond … more
Jefferson County Public Health will host clinics in Quilcene over the next three months for families with children 6 months and older who are seeking COVID-19 vaccinations. The clinics will be … more
Jefferson County would have had nearly a hundred residents die from COVID-19 if the county had matched the national average of the disease’s death, Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Thomas Locke … more
A school-wide mask mandate was imposed at Chimacum Junior/Senior High School Monday. The requirement for masks was announced Friday by Dr. Allison Berry, public health officer for Jefferson and … more
Shellfish harvesting in Quilcene Bay may be threatened by bacterial pollution, according to state health officials. The Washington State Department of Health has finished the annual water quality … more
Fishing, boating, and swimming have been banned at Anderson Lake after the discovery of elevated levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a in the water. Jefferson County Public Health officials … more
Jefferson Transit is no longer requiring masks on their vehicles or facilities, the transit authority announced via their website Tuesday afternoon. After a Florida federal court judge’s … more
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