Bay County

As K-12 teachers and staff in Bay County prepare to reopen schools, district leaders have hired a registered nurse to serve as the primary contact for all COVID-19-related questions.

The Capital Area Red Cross is shifting from what Director Sharon Tyler calls “response mode” to “recovery mode.” That means, in some cases, contacting those who didn’t reach out for help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

There’s now another case of the West Nile Virus in Bay County, bringing the total to five.

Fish kills and Red Tide blooms are being observed in more Florida counties, most recently in Northwest Florida.

Bay County now has a fourth human case of West Nile Virus.

With a new one reported this month, Bay County now has three cases of the West Nile Virus. Health officials are urging residents to be cautious of the mosquito-borne illness.

Bay County health officials are reporting an additional human case of the West Nile Virus. They’re urging residents to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquitoes.

Bay County health officials say they’re ready to start administering flu vaccines for local kids again. The health department ran out of the vaccine earlier this week.

Bay County Adds First Ever Drug Recognition Expert

Aug 11, 2017

With medical marijuana legalization coming to fruition in Florida, driving under the influence may become something reaching beyond the realms of alcohol. To counter-act this measure, Bay County Sherriff’s Office has hired its first Drug Recognition Expert, or DRE. 

Bay County has confirmed its first positive rabies case for 2017 in a kitten. Health officials say it’s the second cat to test positive for rabies in Bay County in recent months.

West Nile Virus Found in Bay County

Sep 8, 2016

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County has confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus.

A Northwest Florida transportation service is now providing rides for people with diabetes—free of charge.