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May 24 Department of Health unveils free, dual language ‘Walk With Ease’ program
May 17 Department of Health launches PFAS in Drinking Water Data Dashboard
May 12 NWS Heat Advisory Issued this Weekend for Washington State
May 11 Washington flu deaths increased tenfold this season compared to last year
May 08 State honors “best of the best” for annual drinking water awards
May 02 Department of Health announces Northwest Radon Poster Contest winners
May 01 Most of Island County remains closed to butter and varnish clam harvesting
Apr 24 COVID-19 exposure notification app WA Notify to end May 11
Apr 19 Fecal pollution restricts shellfish harvest in parts of lower Hood Canal and Annas Bay in Mason County
Apr 18 Washington’s Fruit & Vegetable Incentives Program receives temporary funding to increase participant benefits
Apr 05 DOH launches new opioid and drug overdose dashboard
Mar 23 Fish consumption update, advisory issued for Columbia River
Mar 22 Frozen Organic Strawberries and a Tropical Fruit Blend Recalled Because of Hepatitis A Risk
Mar 13 Health Equity Zones Initiative community nominations now open
Mar 09 DOH’s successful Say Yes! COVID Test program to finish May 11
Mar 08 Telehealth sexual and reproductive health care services now available in Washington
Mar 06 Department of Health Announces Birth Equity Project Grant Recipients
Mar 03 Masking requirements in healthcare, long-term care, and correctional facilities to end April 3
Feb 28 $5.5 million awarded to improve Puget Sound shellfish habitats
Feb 28 Department of Health Announces Release of 2023 Maternal Mortality Review Report
Feb 15 Department of Health launches second annual science contest for high school students
Feb 09 Popular COVID-19 treatment program returns
Feb 07 DOH launches Influenza Vaccination Dashboard
Feb 01 Eye care product linked to antibiotic-resistant infections
Jan 26 Emergency need for blood donations
Jan 10 Students encouraged to enter Radon Poster Contest
Dec 20 Flu cases very high in Washington: DOH urges everyone take precautions
Dec 14 Fish consumption advisory issued for several King County lakes
Dec 09 Omicron-targeted COVID-19 boosters now authorized for children ages 6 months and older
Nov 29 DOH unveils free teacher resources to bring public health and climate change data into the classroom
Nov 28 Washington state’s COVID-19 response website to be decommissioned Dec. 1
Nov 23 Free at-home COVID-19 tests available through the end of the year
Nov 22 DOH strongly urges individuals get vaccinated to prevent spread of flu
Nov 18 Celebrating safely this holiday season
Nov 17 Washington State Department of Health celebrates Community Star on National Rural Health Day
Nov 17 Nation’s first Native and Strong Lifeline Launches as Part of 988
Nov 14 New collaboration between WA DOH and Amazon brings SNAP Produce Match to more households
Oct 20 New school immunization data shows childhood vaccination rates remain flat
Oct 13 Updated COVID-19 booster eligibility expanded to people ages 5 and older
Oct 12 Wildfire smoke will likely linger across Washington into the weekend
Oct 11 Flu and COVID-19 vaccines offer the best defense for families and communities
Sep 29 DOH Among Nation’s Leaders in Health and Food Security Efforts
Sep 20 DOH launches interactive monkeypox virus (MPV) data dashboard
Sep 15 Blood donations urgently needed
Sep 14 DOH partners bring COVID-19 vaccine clinics to state college campuses
Sep 09 Department of Health Announces Updated At-home COVID-19 Testing Guidance
Sep 07 Waters near Whidbey Island will be dyed red for wastewater study
Sep 03 Omicron COVID-19 vaccine boosters now authorized for certain individuals
Sep 01 Be safe this Labor Day weekend and National Preparedness Month
Aug 31 Steps you can take now to prepare for wildfire smoke