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    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

    On November 9, we lifted the toxic algae caution advisory for Silver Lake, in Eatonville WA. The water is safe

    On September 30, we issued toxic algae caution advisories for Spanaway Lake and Silver Lake in Eatonville.

    On September 15, we lifted the toxic algae caution advisory for Silver Lake, in Eatonville WA. The water is safe

    People and pets should avoid areas of the lake with visible algae. On July 28, we issued a toxic algae

    We are investigating the first probable case of monkeypox in Pierce County. The patient was not hospitalized and is isolating
    Today the Supreme Court reversed history by overturning Roe v. Wade. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department supports the reproductive rights of
    Though Pierce County’s COVID-19 community level is low, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved us into its medium level
    The 2022 County Health Rankings rank Pierce County 19 out of 38 counties in the state. A decade ago, we

    Even when an advisory is not in effect, always use caution when you’re in the water. When in doubt, stay

    Water quality at Hylebos Creek returns to safe levels. On March 4, 2022, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted the sewage

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