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Novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Clark County
Visit the Public Health novel coronavirus webpage for the latest information on COVID-19 in Clark County. The webpage is updated by 11 am daily to include the latest number of positive test results and deaths related to COVID-19.
The webpage also has Public Health recommendations, guidance for keeping yourself and others healthy, and links to additional resources.
Clark County also has a COVID-19 webpage with information about county office closures and cancellations, and online services, as well as links to additional community resources.
Public Health front office moves to virtual operations in response to virus
Clark County Public Health’s front office, which includes vital records (birth and death certificates), environmental public health (permits and plan reviews), and food worker testing will be moving to a virtual format beginning Tuesday, March 17.
The decision to close the lobby was made in consideration of the health of customers, employees and the community as novel coronavirus, COVID-19, circulates. The closure will be re-evaluated by April 13 to determine a date to re-open the lobby. Read more.
Public Health issues recommendations for older adults, people with underlying medical conditions
Clark County Public Health is issuing new recommendations for populations at higher risk of serious illness from novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Public Health is recommending – but not requiring – that people at higher risk stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible. This includes large public gatherings where there will be close contact with others, such as conventions, sporting events and concerts. Read more.
Public Health issues blue-green algae advisory for Battle Ground Lake
Clark County Public Health has posted caution signs at Battle Ground Lake due to a bloom of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.
Public Health will collect water samples from the lake to determine if toxins are in the water. Results should be available later this week.
Public Health is advising people to avoid direct contact with lake water in areas of floating blue-green-colored scum. Blue-green algae produce toxins that can be harmful to people and deadly for small pets that drink the water. Read more.
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Novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory disease first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in several countries, including the United States. Cases have been confirmed in Washington and Clark County.
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to provide information about what is happening in the state, how the virus spreads and what to do if you have symptoms. Call 1.800.525.0127. The state health department is also updating its coronavirus outbreak webpage daily.
Everyone 6 months and older should receive a flu shot every year. Immunization not only protects the person receiving the shot, but higher immunization rates also help to protect those most vulnerable to complications.
Flu vaccine is widely available in Clark County. To get vaccinated, call your health care provider or pharmacy.
Clark County Public Health declared the local measles outbreak over on April 29, 2019, after six weeks with no new cases.