DOH Newsroom - Health News

Sep 18 Department of Health launches new Respiratory Illness Data Dashboard, retires COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Sep 07 Prepare now for emergencies in the fall and winter
Sep 05 Start the school year by getting your family up to date on vaccinations
Sep 01 Avian Influenza Outbreak Impacting Seabirds and Seals near Fort Flagler State Park
Aug 24 Blood donations urgently needed ahead of Labor Day
Aug 23 Boil water advisory lifted for everyone in Medical Lake and Strathview
Aug 18 Listeria bacteria found in milkshakes sold at Frugals restaurant in Tacoma
Aug 18 Boil water advisory issued for Medical Lake, Strathview residents
Aug 17 Wildfire smoke is causing unhealthy air conditions for much of the state
Aug 14 Department of Health announces $1.3 million awarded toward youth cannabis and commercial tobacco use prevention
Aug 14 Hottest temperatures of the year forecasted for Western Washington this week
Aug 02 Department of Health announces selection of rural and urban Health Equity Zones by Community Advisory Council
Jul 31 Pierce County massage therapist suspended on allegations of leading organized crime, money laundering
Jul 17 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline celebrates one-year anniversary
Jul 12 Washington state receives funding to advance equity and family-centered early childhood systems
Jul 03 Hot temperatures forecast for Independence Day week
Jun 29 Play It Safe on Independence Day
Jun 28 Department of Health and Washington 211 salute COVID-19 Hotline as successful partnership sunsets
Jun 26 State agencies announce changes in policy and best practices for infants and parents affected by substance use at birth
Jun 14 Life-saving Blood Donations Needed to Meet Growing Demand in Summer
Jun 12 Wildfire smoke forecasted to impact Washington again this season
Jun 07 Department of Health announces winners of second annual statewide high school science contest
Jun 01 Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry
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