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OKALOOSA COUNTY SALTWATER BEACH MONITORING RESULTS FOR August 8, 2022

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Ft. Walton Beach, Fla– The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) conducts bi-weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 11 sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife, and human sewage.

Save the date for the Okaloosa Health Summit on September 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Mark your calendar for the launch of the 2022 Community Health Assessment booklet and formation of our new workgroups! The workgroups will strive to improve the health of Okaloosans.

The meeting will be held virtually and in-person at three locations across the county: Crosspoint Church - Niceville North Okaloosa Medical Center - Crestview United Way Emerald Coast - Fort Walton Beach

Register for the Okaloosa Health Summit