- CDPH Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones
As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Although the scientific community has not reached a consensus on the risks of cell phone use, research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.
12/14/2017 2:28 PMdetail
- Winter Recess Closure List
Many Monterey County government offices will be closed or have limited hours of operation during a Winter Recess scheduled from December 26th- 29st. Check the department open/closed list for available services.
12/13/2017 4:06 PMdetail
- It's Not Too Late
It’s that time of year again. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.
12/04/2017 11:28 AMdetail
- Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets
The holidays are in full swing. Holidays bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and special decorations like Christmas trees. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items, as well -- and many of them can cause serious damage.
- Celebrating Monterey County Public Art Exhibit kick off 12/5
The new public art exhibit at the Monterey County Government Center Administration Building will have its kick off Tuesday, December 5th.
- Food Safety Tips for the Holidays
Parties, family dinners, and other gatherings where food is served are all part of the holiday cheer. But the merriment can change to misery if food makes you or others ill.
- Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely
The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.
12/01/2017 1:32 PMdetail
- Delay in Implementation of Monterey County Safe Parking Program
The Safe Parking Program planned to open on Friday, December 1st at 2616 First Avenue in Marina has been delayed. This delay will allow for more time to continue discussions with the surrounding community and work through contracting issues with the service provider.
11/30/2017 4:08 PMdetail
- Safe Travels Via Salinas Grant to benefit 65+ population and Elementary Schools in Salinas
The Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has been awarded $130,000 as part of a Safe Travels Via Salinas grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to the 65+ population and bike education to schools in Salinas. The yearlong grant start date was on November 13, 2017 and will benefit three elementary schools in East Salinas – Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez, and Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary.
11/15/2017 3:54 PMdetail
- Sport-Harvested Mussel Quarantine Lifted along the California Coast
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted that the statewide annual quarantine on mussels taken by sport harvesters from California's ocean waters. Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins remain at low or undetectable levels along the entire coast. PSP is a form of nervous system poisoning. Concentrated levels of the toxins can develop in mussels and other bivalve shellfish when they feed on certain naturally occurring marine plankton that can increase during favorable environmental conditions.
- CANDIDATE SEMINAR Statewide Direct Primary Election June 5, 2018
The Monterey County Elections Department is hosting a Candidate Seminar for the upcoming June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election. The event will take place on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Government Center, Cayenne Room, located at 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, Salinas. Reserve your seat via email to CandidateServices@co.monterey.ca.us or call (831)796-1499.
10/30/2017 3:46 PMdetail
- Recent Cannabis Raid a Reminder that Unpermitted Growing Operations are Illegal
A recent multi-agency raid on multiple illegal cannabis growing operations in south Monterey County is a reminder that there are restrictions on cultivating cannabis in Monterey County. Engaging in cannabis-related activity in violation of County laws is subject to law enforcement action.
10/16/2017 9:43 AMdetail