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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Protect Your Health: Food, medication, and generator safety during a power outage

NAPA COUNTY - During a prolonged power outage, your food may become unsafe to eat and increase your risk of illness. Medications that need to be refrigerated may also become less effective or stop working. Finally, if you are using a generator, it is impo...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 27, 2023

New Fall 2023 COVID Vaccine Now Available at Local Pharmacies

Preventing another ‘Tripledemic’ through COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV Vaccines

NAPA COUNTY- Amid rising COVID-19 cases across Napa and the broader Bay Area, as well as concerning forecasts predicting the potential onset of another &...

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics... Public Health
Posted on: December 4, 2023

With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, All Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy

NAPA, CA - As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter.  

All Bay Area Health Officers recommen...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Napa County Appoints Dr. Christine Wu as Deputy Director of Health and Human Services Agency

A photo of Christine Wu and Jennifer Yasamoto holding a paper in the Board room

NAPA, CA, DECEMBER 13, 2022 – Dr. Christine Wu has been named deputy director of HHSA-Public Health/public health officer announced Jennifer Yasumoto, agency director, Health and Human Services. Dr. Wu was formally appointed to the position today by the N...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 31, 2022

County encourages residents to stay cool, hydrated and informed during high heat

Heat Advisory image of a thermostat and clouds

Napa, CA — With temperatures expected to reach above 100°F degrees in some parts of Napa County this week, Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Relucio, encourages residents to prepare for the hot weather.

“When temperatures are high, we want everyone to stay ...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Napa County Completes Legionella Bacteria Remediation for Hall of Justice Cooling Tower

(Napa, CA, August 11, 2022) - Napa County officials said today that the County has now completed a thorough cleaning and disinfection process for the HVAC system at the County Hall of Justice at 1125 Third Street in Napa. Water sample of the Legionella ba...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Ongoing Investigation Identifies Legionella in More Sites

Napa, CA — Napa County Public Health, in collaboration with CDC/CDPH and PBES – Environmental Health, has identified Legionella in two more sites, which have been undergoing cleaning and disinfection since last week. High levels of Legionella bacteria wer...

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Additional Info... Public Health
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Investigation Identifies Legionella in Hotel Cooling Tower with Remediation in Progress

Napa, CA — Napa County Public Health has been working closely with California Department of Public Health and Centers for Prevention and Disease Control to investigate and remediate sources of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Napa County. Testing human-made...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Napa County Public Health reports a fatality from Legionnaires’ Disease

Napa, CA — An outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Napa County has sickened and hospitalized 12 people since July 11, 2022 and has now caused one death. 

Napa County’s Public Health Officer and Deputy Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Kar...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Napa County Public Health Investigates Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease

Napa, CA – Napa County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Napa County. Napa County Public Health is aware of nine confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, two suspected cases, and one probable case for a...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Napa County Public Health Investigates First Probable Case of Monkeypox

Napa, CA – Napa County Public Health is reporting its first probable case of monkeypox infection in a Napa County resident exposed in a location where there is a current outbreak.  

The person preliminarily tested positive for monkeypox virus afte...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

NOTICE: This has been updated. Please see the 2/9/2022 media release for the most recent information about masking in Napa County.

As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, healt...

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