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2018 Annual Report

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Archived News
  • Labor Day Closures

    County closures in observance of Labor Day

    Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.

    08/26/2019 1:00 PM

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    Learn about fire protection services and assessment rates

    Sarasota County Emergency Services invites the community to learn about fire assessment rates and requests for improvements to fire stations and department equipment for the 2020 proposed budget, which includes an assessment increase of 1.1 percent.

    08/19/2019 9:00 AM

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    No Swim" Advisory Lifted for Blind Pass Beach

    The "No Swim" advisories issued Thursday, August 15 for Blind Pass Beach has been lifted.

    08/16/2019 2:00 PM

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    Drain and Cover to Protect Against Mosquitoes

    With all the rain our area has seen so far this summer, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services reminds everyone to do their part in preventing mosquito breeding and mosquito-borne illness.

    08/16/2019 9:35 AM

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    Creating a sustainable community by "Growing Greener Generations"

    Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County's 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 14, a day-long event to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities.

    08/16/2019 8:00 AM

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    'No Swim' advisory for Blind Pass Beach

    As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for Blind Pass Beach.

    08/15/2019 1:30 PM

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    Health Advisory Lifted for the Grand Canal on Siesta Key

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has lifted a health advisory issued on July 10. after Sarasota County Utilities had reported a spill of 36,000 gallons of untreated sewage that had entered the Grand Canal near 5200 Oakmont Place.

    08/13/2019 3:13 PM

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    County to host National Book Award event

    Two National Book Award finalists will participate in a panel discussion titled "Ghosts of Our Past" at Selby Public Library on Aug. 17, as part of the National Book Foundation's (NBF) Summer with the National Book Awards program.

    08/13/2019 1:00 PM

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    DOH Get Your Children's School Vaccines Updated Now

    Sarasota County schools are back in session next Monday. As you prepare your "to do" list, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) reminds parents updated vaccines are required for kindergarten and 7th grade in all Florida schools

    08/05/2019 5:00 PM

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    "No Swim" Advisory Lifted for North Jetty Beach

    The "No Swim" advisories issued Thursday, August 1st. for North Jetty Beach has been lifted.

    08/02/2019 11:35 AM

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    Join our Master Gardener community and help Sarasota County growers

    Sarasota County residents interested in becoming Master Gardener Volunteers are invited to learn more about the program at either of a pair of informational meetings next week that kick off the application process.

    08/02/2019 8:03 AM

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    DOH Celebrates Breastfeeding with Latch On Event

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County recognizes August as Breastfeeding Month, a time to celebrate, promote and support the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of lifelong health for babies and mothers.

    08/01/2019 1:09 PM

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    'No Swim' advisory issued for North Jetty Beach

    As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the North Jetty Beach.

    08/01/2019 12:37 PM

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    DOH Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month

    The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month this August

    07/31/2019