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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Preparing for Weather Events - Information!

Winter season is approaching and we are already seeing a change in weather. Here is information on how to prepare for weather emergencies. In the event of an emergency declaration we would redirect you to resources that provide specifics of the event.

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Shellfish Harvest Closure Lifted in Northern Whatcom County, Closures Remain in Other Areas

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has re-opened recreational shellfish harvesting at all beaches from Sandy Point North, including Point Roberts. DOH has also reopened Lummi Bay and the East side of Lummi Island for collection of all types o...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Whatcom County Sees First Influenza Death of the 2022-2023 Flu Season

Whatcom County recorded its first influenza (“flu”) death of the 2022-2023 flu season this week. Across the country, flu illness and death trends are much higher than in the last two years, and statistics suggest this winter could be w...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Annual 'Flooding in Whatcom County' Newsletter Now Available Online

Many people in our community are still recovering from the devastating November 2021 floods. People want to know what local government is doing to help and to prepare for the coming rain & flood season. Our annual ‘Flooding in Whatcom County...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Variant-specific COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Available in Whatcom County

Anyone 12 and older can now get the new Moderna and Pfizer booster shot that helps to protect against the COVID-19 Omicron variants. These new booster shots are coming to local pharmacies soon and will be offered at our pop-up clinic this Friday, Sept. 9,...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Changes Coming to Whatcom County's COVID-19 Data Dashboard

We will soon make changes to the COVID-19 data dashboard on our website. A lot has changed since the pandemic started more than two years ago, and some aspects of the dashboard are not useful anymore. Other information is now easily avai...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Flood Response Update

Nooksack River flood Lynden

Are you curious about what’s been happening in response to the November 2021 floods and what’s being done to prepare for future floods? We have been working with numerous partners to repair flood damage and take action to prepare for future floods. Visit ...

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General County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Whatcom County Health Department Launches New Response Division

On Friday, April 1st, the Whatcom County Health Department officially launched its Response Systems Division, a new division focused on serving people in mental or behavioral health crises and building infrastructure to provide coordinated services. The d...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Joint Proclamation for the People of Ukraine

Executive Sidhu and Mayor Fleetwood have jointly proclaimed solidarity to the people of Ukraine on behalf of Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham.

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