Public Health News

Clark County Public Health has lifted the closure at Klineline Pond after test results from water samples collected Wednesday show improved water quality.

Public Health closed Klineline Pond to swimming and wading on Tuesday after several water samples taken from the pond on Monday showed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Test results from subsequent water samples show E. coli bacteria levels within the US. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

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Clark County Public Health is closing Klineline Pond to swimming and wading due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria detected during routine testing. Some E. coli bacteria can cause serious gastrointestinal illness if water is accidentally swallowed.  

Closure signs are being posted at Klineline Pond today after several water samples taken from the pond on Monday showed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Public Health staff observed geese and geese feces on the shore at Klineline Pond. Heavy rains may have washed the animal feces into… Read More

The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for a position on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council.

The board is accepting applications from Clark County residents to fill a position that represents the educational community. The three-year term begins Oct. 1, 2021 and ends Sept. 30, 2024.

The advisory council meets 5:30-7:30 pm via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every even month. When in-person meetings resume, they will be 6-8 pm in the main conference room on the second floor of the Center for Community Health, 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd.

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Clark County Public Health has issued a danger advisory at Vancouver Lake after test results revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water at the swim beach and flushing channel.

Results from water samples taken from Vancouver Lake on Monday revealed cyanotoxins above the threshold levels recommended by the Washington Department of Health. Danger signs are being posted at the swim beach and other public access points to the lake. Public Health is advising against all recreating in the lake, including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and water skiing.

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Vancouver, Wash. – The COVID-19 vaccination site at Tower Mall will operate for another five weeks before closing on June 29. The site will continue to offer first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine through the last day of operations.

Anyone who receives a first dose at Tower Mall through June 8 will be able to return to the site three weeks later to receive a second dose. Those who receive a first dose after June 8 can go to a local Safeway or Albertsons pharmacy, or another local pharmacy or medical office offering Pfizer vaccine, to receive a second dose. Safeway and Albertsons… Read More

Vancouver, Wash. – With the likely reopening of public pools and a return to outdoor recreation this summer, Public Health is reminding people to take caution in and around the water. Warm weather may be on the horizon, but area lakes and rivers are still cold, and water may be moving quickly. By taking a few simple steps everyone can stay safe while enjoying the water throughout the summer.

Know the water conditions

  • Lakes and rivers in Southwest Washington are still cold enough to shock and immobilize even the strongest of swimmers.
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Clark County Green Business will wrap up its free spring workshop series for sustainability focused teams with an event next week.

The final event, Change Making and Progress Tracking, is set for 8:30 am Thursday, May 13. The workshop will review necessary leadership skills for making lasting change at any organization.

The workshop will provide resources for tracking progress and enable participants to share ideas for their company’s sustainable future in group discussion. The workshop will allow employees across all business types to learn and network within the local… Read More

Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program is offering a series of free sustainable living webinars this spring. The three webinars will teach people simple things they can do to be kinder to the earth. 

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and space is limited. To register for workshops, visit the Master Composter Recycler webpage. Participants will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 

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Clark County Public Health is offering more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Public Health will offer Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine at two upcoming weekend events and is adding evening hours at the Tower Mall vaccination site.

Beginning today, the Tower Mall vaccination site will operate until 7:30 pm on Tuesdays. Pfizer vaccine is administered at Tower Mall; those 16 years and older can get vaccinated. The site offers appointments, which are added weekly, and provides vaccinations to those without appointments. Priority will be given to those with… Read More

A new paint recycling program is operating in Clark County, allowing households and businesses to recycle leftover paint, stain, and varnish conveniently and sustainably.

The program, operated by the nonprofit PaintCare, launched on April 1 and is now operating more than 20 paint recycling drop-off sites in Clark County and more than 150 sites across the state. PaintCare is replacing the Clark County Paint-Take-Back program that has operated in the absence of a stewardship program since 2005 through a partnership between Clark County and Waste Connections.

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