Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county.
A student at Indio High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and Riverside County health officials are working with school representatives to identify students and staff who might have been exposed to the illness.
Due to recent public complaints about mosquito bites and an increase in the number of mosquitos trapped in the Beaumont area during routine surveillance, Riverside County will apply an ultra-low volume of a material designed to reduce adult mosquito populations in two separate areas of the city.
The Idyllwild grinding facility will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays effective Sept. 2. Greenwaste will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. but the facility is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. The facility will be closed the remainder of the week, including Saturdays.
A 73-year-old woman who lives in western Riverside County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the county this year, said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county’s public health officer.
Due to a sample of mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus and increased mosquito numbers, Riverside County Environmental Health Vector Control Program will spray in Nuevo on Monday, August 8, 2016. The area is Hemet Model Masters Airfield and Mystic Field.
County officials are urging today that the district attorney work with them to find budget efficiencies rather than take steps that hurt the community. The call comes two days after the Board of Supervisors adopted a budget that controls county spending, and one day after the district attorney notified police agencies in Riverside County that his office no longer would review search-warrant requests after hours as of Wednesday (Aug. 3). The reason? Budget cuts.
Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.
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