Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last reviewed: August 1, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

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  1. Anatoxin Biotoxin Found at High Levels in Wiser Lake

    BELLINGHAM WA – Recent sampling at Wiser Lake detected anatoxin, a toxin produced by algae, at levels that may be harmful to people and pets. Residents are advised to avoid water contact at Wiser Lake and not allow pets to swim in or drink from the lake. Additional Info...
  2. How to Access Urgent and Emergency Care for Veterans

    US Military Veterans can access urgent care right here in Bellingham/Whatcom County without going to a VA clinic. If you are registered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), here is how you can access urgent and emergency care in the community. Learn more
  3. Health Department Investigating First Monkeypox Virus Case in Whatcom County

    On Monday we sent you a message that Whatcom County could see our first case of monkeypox virus (MPV) very soon, and now we can confirm that a Whatcom County resident has a confirmed case of MPV. Learn more
  4. August Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

    There are six pop-up clinics at four locations in August. The clinics are open to everyone ages 6 months and older unless otherwise stated. No insurance required. Learn more
  5. Here’s What We Know Right Now about Monkeypox

    You may have heard or seen reports in the news about a virus called Monkeypox that is circulating in the U.S. and in WA State. We want to share information with you on how to stay safe from Monkeypox and what the Health Department is doing to prepare. Read on...
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