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  • Health Department News

    Media Contacts

    For members of the news media

    Email: news@tpchd.org

    Kenny Via, Content and Media Relations Manager

    Cell: (253) 720-2606

    Brett Cihon, Communications Specialist

    Cell: (253) 999-0501

    Edie Jeffers, Communications and Community Relations Director
    Phone: (253) 649-1536
    Cell: (253) 405-6822
    Fax:  (253) 649-1395

    On nights and weekends, you can reach our PIO on call at (253) 649-1419.

    News Archive

    Chantell Harmon Reed, a doctoral candidate in public health at Tulane University, will become the director of public health at
    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recognizes 3 recipients that showed leadership to improve community health outcomes. We honored these agencies virtually

    On Feb. 2, 2024, we lifted the toxic algae caution advisory for Spanaway Lake. The water is safe for people

    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department moves closer to getting a new Director of Public Health.

    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted its high-bacteria advisory for Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma.

    We recommend you don’t swim or wade anywhere in the Thea Foss Waterway.

    Rural residents on the Key Peninsula and in East Pierce County will soon have more resources to prepare for wildfires
    Washington State Department of Health lifted the shellfish biotoxin closure for recreational shellfish harvesting from Days Island and Point Fosdick
    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department joins other local health jurisdictions in fully supporting the data-informed decision by healthcare organizations to require
    The closure includes the shoreline from Days Island and Point Fosdick north to the King and Kitsap County lines, including
    After an exhaustive search for Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s next Director of Health, our Board of Health executive recruitment committee

    On Wednesday, Aug. 30, we issued a toxic algae caution advisory for Spanaway Lake.

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