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Latest News

It's Drowning Prevention Month. The Water Safety Coalition tells a story about a family that almost lost their child in a drowning accident during the summer. Learn great water safety tips to protect your family and friends when swimming.



New Tobacco 21 Law goes into effect June 9, 2016

6/8/2016 - Resources are now available to help you get prepared. Click here for more infomation.


Updated Environmental Health Fees Take Effect July 1, 2016

5/27/2016 - Starting July 1, 2016, the Department of Environmental Health's updated permit fees will take effect. Contact a local Environmental Health office for more information. 


May 23rd Through 29th is Healthy and Safe Swim Week

5/23/2016 - In addition to May being Drowning Prevention Month, this week is Healthy and Safe Swim Week, bringing attention to Recreational Water Illnesses. Click here to lean more about pool safety.


Free Tobacco Retail Courses Offered by BOE

5/4/2016 -  The Board of Equalization (BOE) offers free classes for retailers who sell or plan to sell tobacco products in California. This class is designed to inform, answer questions, and help retailers understand state and local requirements and their responsibilities as a vendor of tobacco products in Riverside County. Click here to see the flyer.

County Health Officials Offer Hantavirus Reminder after Ten Rodents Test Positive 

4/25/2016 - Ten rodents collected by Riverside County Environmental Health in San Timoteo Canyon near Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus. To read the press release click here.



Health Advisory: Zika Virus in Latin America

2/1/2016 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Click herefor more information, or click onSpanish.



State Public Health Officer Urges Travelers to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

12/09/2015 - The State Public Health Officer is urging Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites if traveling to Mexico or Latin America due to increased reports of chikungunya and dengue.  Travelers should also be aware that there is currently transmission of dengue on the Big Island in Hawaii.  To read the press release, click here.  To read the Health and Travel Advisory, click here.


Mosquito that can carry Yellow Fever Detected in San Jacinto

10/27/2015 - Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can carry yellow fever, has been detected in San Jacinto. See the press release for more information.



Water Conservation During Extreme Drought

7/14/2015 - Click here for swimming pools and here for restaurants to get tips on conserving water in one of California's most severe droughts. Click here and here for information on USDA drought assistance for individual well owners.


Graywater Regulations

6/23/2015 - Chapter 16A establishes minimum requirements for the installation of graywater systems in occupancies regulated by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Click on the link to read the full chapter. For information on homeowner's informational bulletin, click here.


Reduce Hunger and Stop Food Waste

6/11/14 - This bulletin provides information on how restaurants and other food facilities can donate unused food.  Click here to read about how to donate your unused food today and make a difference in your community!