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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 issued a sewage spill advisory for Hylebos Creek North of 12th St. E in Fife.

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

    Beginning March 12, we will no longer require you to wear a mask in most indoor public settings. But masks
    A girl under the age of 10 who lived in the Lakewood region died of COVID-19 on Jan. 30. She
    Dr. Anthony L-T Chen, Director of Health for Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, will update his health order to remove outdoor

    Water quality in the Thea Foss returns to safe levels. On Feb.

    People and pets should avoid the water and not swim, wade, or fish until further notice in this area.

    On Jan. 27, 2022, we lifted the toxic algae caution advisory for Ohop Lake. The water is safe for people
    The 2018 Healthy Communities Awards recognize a comprehensive commitment to improve the health of residents.

    Water quality at Flett Creek and associated downstream locations return to safe levels. On Jan.

    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a sewage spill advisory for Flett Creek Holding Basin and Flett Creek.
    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians’ gift will help us fight tobacco use. Tobacco is the top cause of preventable death

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