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Public Health offices closed Monday, Feb. 18
Clark County Public Health offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. Food worker cards and birth and death certificates can be obtained online. Measles investigation work will continue through the weekend.
Measles outbreak update: One new confirmed case, one new exposure site
Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. This afternoon, Public Health identified one new confirmed case and one new location where people may have been exposed to measles. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 62 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Read more.
For the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit our Measles Investigation webpage.
All Parkrose Hardware locations now accept used, leftover paint for free
Clark County residents now can take used or leftover paint to any of the three Parkrose Hardware locations in the county. The Parkrose Hardware Hazel Dell location has joined the county’s Paint Take-Back program and now accepts latex- and oil-based paints for recycling for free. Read more.
Clark County seeks local home hosts for annual summer Natural Garden Tour
The Clark County Green Neighbors program is seeking hosts for its 2019 Natural Garden Tour on Sunday, July 14. To participate, residents should practice environmentally friendly gardening techniques and be willing to offer public tours of their yards and gardens. Read more.
County declares public health emergency due to measles outbreak
Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring on Friday, Feb. 8, declared a public health emergency in response to the measles outbreak. The process is necessary to ensure Public Health has adequate resources to continue its response. The declaration enables Public Health to have access to additional resources outside of our regional area. Read more.
Environmental Public Health programs move toward full cost recovery through increased fees
Environmental Public Health fees will increase in the new year as the department shifts toward fully recovering all program costs. The ordinance implements new policy direction from the Board of Health to increase cost recovery on fees and reduce support from the county’s general fund. Read more.