CEHA Citrus Chapter will be offering their annual scholarship to high school students; junior and seniors in San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside county. This scholarship will be geared towards future leaders in Environmental Health, where they will be able to give insight into an issue in which they are most interested in. For more information on the eligibility requirements, click on the CEHA Scholarship flyer below.
DEADLINE: February 2, 2020 by 11:59 pm
Potential Power Outage Alert!
A high wind watch is in effect for many areas of San Bernardino County. Due to projected extreme fire conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) is considering a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), which may affect your facility. Environmental Health Services (EHS) is providing the link “No Power? Now What?” in case your facility is affected by a power outage. It will be important to maintain food at a safe temperature during the entirety of the event. Please notify EHS if you have any questions at 800-442-2283. San Bernardino County has no control over PSPS. PSPS is a program of SCE and other electricity providers. The SCE public information line is 800-611-1911.
For an updated list of cities that have been affected please click on the link below.
Consumers Warned about Certain Cactus Imported from Mexico due to Health Risk. View the news release.
CDPH Warns Consumers not to Eat I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Products due to Possible E. coli Contamination View the news release.
An elderly western San Bernardino County male resident with serious health problems who tested positive for
West Nile virus (WNV) has become the county’s first WNV-associated death of 2017. View the News Release.
A dead crow collected in the city of Yucaipa has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first dead bird that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in 2017 in the Yucaipa area. When a dead bird tests positive for West Nile Virus it means people are at a higher risk of being infected with the disease if bitten by a mosquito. View the News Release.
Press Release: No cases of Zika, Public Health continues to monitor situation. Press Release in Spanish: No hay casos de Zika, continuamos vigilando la situación
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The Division of Environmental Health Services’ (DEHS) Mosquito and Vector Control Program (MVCP) confirmed that two adult western black-legged ticks collected on January 29, 2015, tested positive for a bacteria that may cause Lyme disease in humans. MVCP routinely checks for the presence of this bacteria in local ticks within the County. The ticks were collected about 4 miles north of Yucaipa along Highway 38 on a hiking trail. This marks the first finding of the bacteria during a tick survey in San Bernardino County since 1991. The MVCP will continue to survey this and other areas to assess Lyme disease risk to San Bernardino County residents and visitors. View the News Release.