Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page Last reviewed: February 3, 2023 at 1:06 p.m.

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  1. What’s Next When State Masking Requirements in Healthcare, Correctional Facilities End April 3

    The Secretary of Health Mask Order, which currently requires masking in healthcare, long-term care, and adult correctional facilities is set to end Monday, April 3. Learn more
  2. Whatcom County Ranked Eleventh Healthiest in Washington Based on National Study

    Every year the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks every county in the nation based on how they compare to others within the same state. The recently released 2023 County Health Rankings ranked Whatcom County 11th out of the 39 counties in WA State. Learn more
  3. Veterinary Tranquilizer Xylazine Linked to a Growing Number of Overdose Deaths

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a public safety alert warning about the dangers of Xylazine. Other Washington counties are seeing this drug in their communities, and we think xylazine is likely in our community or will be here soon. Learn more
  4. An Update on Our Housing and Homelessness Programs

    Earlier this week we provided the Whatcom County Council with an update on our housing and shelter programs. We also want to provide you, our community, with this information. Learn more
  5. UPDATE: No Toxins Found in Padden Algae

    The City of Bellingham and Whatcom County Health and Community Services are responding to reports of algae and green-colored water at Lake Padden and Padden Creek. Learn more
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