Harford County Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” July 20–21; Heat Index Expected to Approach 105 Degrees

From Harford County government: With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees today, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department will use libraries as “Cooling Centers” Monday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 21. All Harford County Public Libraries will serve as […]

Kilgore Falls Shows High Levels of Harmful Bacteria; 50 Times Higher than Safety Limits

From the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Water tests show high levels of harmful bacteria in some fresh water streams and lakes in Frederick, Howard, and Harford counties Some fresh water streams used for swimming, fishing, and other recreation in Maryland have high levels of potentially harmful bacteria, especially after rainstorms, according to water samples taken to […]

Healthy Harford Appoints Sharon Lipford Executive Director

From University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health: Healthy Harford, a nonprofit that inspires and empowers healthy people, healthy families and healthy communities, has appointed Sharon M. Lipford as executive director. She began her new position July 1. Healthy Harford was founded in 1993 by community leaders from the Harford County Health Department, Harford County Government […]

Six Harford County Tobacco Retailers Cited for Illegal Sales to Minors

From the Harford County Health Department: As a result of recent compliance checks coordinated by the Harford County Health Department (HCHD) in collaboration with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), six Harford County tobacco retailers were cited for selling tobacco products to youth under the age of eighteen. Referencing recent news releases from the Maryland […]

Harford County Health Department Offers No-Cost HIV Testing June 26 in Observance of National HIV Testing Day

From the Harford County Health Department: In observance of the 2015 National HIV Testing Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer anonymous, no-cost HIV testing on a “walk-in” basis on Friday, June 26, 2015, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm at the Health Services Division office located on the top floor […]