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  • Health Services
    Published on July 26, 2017
    Health Services

    On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 DHS received test results indicating that a low-level of blue-green algae toxins are present in certain areas of the river. In accordance with state guidance, the level of toxin present is enough to trigger the posting of “Caution” signs. Signs in both English and Spanish will be posted at the ten major beaches along the Russian River.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 12, 2017
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) is re-opening Monte Rio Beach after follow-up testing of samples taken showed diminished levels of coliform bacteria. DHS will remove the closure signs placed at the beach. The beach is open and safe to swim in.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 7, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Follow-up testing of samples taken from Monte Rio Beach continue to show elevated levels of coliform bacteria. The beach remains closed and signs advising the public to avoid swimming, wading or water contact remain posted in accordance with state guidelines.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 6, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Recent bacterial testing of Russian River beaches indicated elevated levels of coliform bacteria at Monte Rio Beach. Today, in accordance with state guidelines, the Department of Health Services (DHS) Environmental Health staff posted ‘warning-closure’ signs at the Monte Rio Beach. The closure sign advises the public “no swimming, wading or water contact” should occur at this location.

  • Health Services
    Published on June 1, 2017
    Health Services

    Summer is an ideal time to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities Sonoma County has to offer. However, for adults and children alike, additional risks for injury or illness are present, including heat-related illnesses, drowning, and diseases from bug bites.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 4, 2016
    Health Services

    During the week of August 1st, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) began detailed water testing throughout the Russian River. On Thursday, August 4, DHS received test results indicating that low-level of blue-green algae toxins are present in certain areas of the river.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 2, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    Today, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance to establish a new grading system for food facilities using a color-coded placard program.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 4, 2015
    Health Services

    On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a health warning to the public to keep animals away from the Russian River.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 19, 2014
    Health Services
    Department of Health Services, Environmental Health is proposing a new food facility grading system to improve food safety in retail food facilities and help customers make dining choices with one look. Please visit the Food Facility Inspections webpage for current information about the color-coded placarding program.
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