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Scholarship Opportunity!
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

CEHA Scholarship Application

CEHA Scholarship flyer


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.

Thank you.

For an updated list of cities that have been affected please click on the link below.



Consumers Warned about Certain Cactus Imported from Mexico (2/14/2018)

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 (2/14/2018)

CDPH Warns Consumers not to Eat I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Products due to Possible E. coli Contamination View the news release.


First death from West Nile Virus confirmed (8/31/2017)

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.

Dead crow tests positive for West Nile Virus in Yucaipa (8/18/2017)

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.

Positive indicators for West Nile Virus found across the county (7/25/2017)
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Factsheet (7/20/2017)
Food Facility Risk Based Inspection Frequency (2/6/2017)


Well Reuse Application (10/27/2016)
Swimming Pools Impacted by Smoke and Ash (8/19/2016)
Fire Recovery for Food Operations Damaged Food (8/19/2016)
Procedures for Food Facilities in the Event of a Major Disaster or Emergency (8/19/2016)
Safe Use of Private Wells and Septic Systems After a Wildfire (8/19/2016)
Notice of Funding Availability – Household & Small Water System Drought Assistance Program (HSWSDA) (7/27/2016)
Foodwise Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 3 (7/25/2016)
Mosquito Vector Control Newsletter, July 2016, Volume 6, Issue 2 (6/30/2016)
Camp Newsletter, July 2016, Volume 4, Issue 2 (6/30/2016)
Pool of Knowledge Newsletter, July 2016, Volume 5, Issue 3 (6/28/2016)
Camp News, Volume 4, Issue 1 (6/3/2016)
Foodwise Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 2 (6/3/2016)
Pool of Knowledge Newsletter, June 2016, Volume 5, Issue 2 (6/3/2016)
Pool of Knowledge Newsletter, May 2016, Volume 5, Issue 1 (4/22/2016)
Food Wise Newsletter April 2016, Volume 6, Issue 1 (4/14/2016)
Mosquito & Vector Control Newsletter April 2016, Volume 6, Issue 1 (4/8/2016)


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Pesticide Spraying Notification for Needles, CA (10/20/2015)
Health Inspection Scores Now Available on Yelp! (10/14/2015)
Statewide Advisory on Sealing Materials for Wells in California (10/5/2015)
FDA Warns Powdered Caffeine Distributors About Safety Risks (9/2/2015)
Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Grey Wash Tattoo Inks And Tattoo Kits by Thousand Virgins Corp Due To Microbial Contamination (8/27/2015)
Change in Percolation Rate Determination Process for Septic Systems (Effective 09/01/15) (8/14/2015)
Re-Entry After a Fire (6/30/2015)
Changes to Pool Code (5/27/2015)
Food Industry Roundtable – June 3rd, 2015 (5/1/2015)
Pool Industry Roundtable – May 19th, 2015 (5/1/2015)
Ticks Test Positive for Lyme Disease Bacteria (4/24/2015)

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.

2nd Annual Camp Industry Roundtable (3/10/2015)
Free Small System Operator Training for Small Public Water Systems Only (3/4/2015)
Effective NOW for Youth Sporting Event Snack Bars (2/4/2015)