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  • Alameda County Public Health Department Norovirus Health Advisory for schools! (May 26 2017)
    Increased Norovirus Activity in School Settings
    Alameda County and California are experiencing an unusually large proportion of reported gastrointestinal illness outbreaks among students and staff in school settings. This has been attributed to a new strain of Norovirus that has been circulating in Europe and Asia since last year and is now in the US and CA. Infection spreads quickly in settings where people are in close contact with each other, such as cruise ships, health care facilities, daycare centers, schools and summer camps. The most important steps to prevent the spread of Norovirus in schools are to ensure that:
    1. Ill persons stay home while sick and for another 48 hours after symptoms go away.
    2. Everyone regularly washes hands especially after using the bathroom and before eating.
    3. Contaminated and frequently-touched objects and surfaces are thoroughly and frequently cleaned with an approved disinfectant, as Norovirus can survive for many days on surfaces.

    Norovirus Health Advisory
    Alameda County Health Alerts
    CDC Preventing Norovirus Infection


  • California Department of Public Health News Release
    Consumers are Warned Not to Drink Herbal Teas Produced by U.S. Deer Antlers Exports and Imports Inc. Due to Botulism Risk.
    Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed liquid teas may lead to serious illness and death. The full news release is available at the link below.
    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR17-045.aspx


  • NEWS RELEASE by California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
    The annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast begins May 1. It applies to all species of mussels that are recreationally harvested along the California coast, including all bays and estuaries. The quarantine is in place to protect the public against poisoning that can lead to serious illness, including coma and death.

    The full news release can be found here.


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Public Notices
  • Issuance of New Registration Permit for Certified Blue Recycling
    Learn more... (PDF - 265kb)*
  • New Registration Permit for Hayward Transfer Station LLC
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  • Second Public Informational Meeting June 1, 2017 - Davis Street Transfer Station Organics Material Recovery And Composting Facility
    Learn more... (PDF - 266kb)*
  • Notice of Acceptance of an Application to Revise the Solid Waste Facility Permit for Davis Street Transfer Station
    Learn more... (PDF - 270kb)*
  • Notice of Acceptance of an Application to Amend the Report of Facility Information for Alameda County Industries
    Learn more... (PDF - 75kb)*
  • Public Informational Meeting – Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility Compost Facility Solid Waste Facility Permit
    Learn more... (PDF - 75kb)*

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