Sunset over Lummi Island on Puget Sound

The Washington State Board of Health (Board) received an update on the Drinking Water and per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) rule from the Washington State Department of Health at its Aug. 10 public meeting.

Scenic view of the Palouse area of Southeastern Washington

The Washington State Board of Health (Board) voted to adopt an eighth emergency rule to extend the designation of COVID-19 as a notifiable condition. 

Spokane River

The video recording of the Washington State Board of Health's Aug. 10 public meeting is available. Links to the recording and downloads are on the meeting webpage.

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