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    For members of the news media


    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

    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.

    We lifted the advisory for people to keep out of the water at Tacoma’s Titlow Beach.

    We are working with Washington State Department of Health and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services to investigate 6

    Don’t swim or wade at Titlow Beach in Tacoma.

    A Pierce County man was diagnosed July 13 with colonization due to Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus that can cause
    A Pierce County woman is recovering from a tickborne disease called anaplasmosis. This is the second report of anaplasmosis due

    We lifted the advisory for people to keep out of the water at Tacoma’s Jack Hyde Beach.

    We are notifying people whose information was affected by a 2018 data breach. We do not believe this breach poses
    Our Board of Health appointed Deputy Director Cindan Gizzi as Interim Director of Health. Dr. Chen will continue to fill

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