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safety and preventing environmental hazards so those who reside, visit and invest can prosper and achieve well-being.
With above average temperatures expected, the County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory for residents. High temperatures above 100°F forecasted for the inland valleys, mountains and desert regions are expected to continue into early next week. Residents are urged to take precautions that will help prevent heat-related illness.
Official Press Release
What are midges? Midges are non-biting flies that belong to the family Chironomidae and are commonly mistaken for mosquitoes. However, midges do not bite or take blood and they do not transmit mosquito-borne diseases. To learn more about midges, see the factsheet below.
Non-Biting Midges Factsheet
Beginning January 2015, the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) will be permitting and inspecting all youth sporting event snack bars that prepare, sell and/or distribute food to the public. DEHS will host meetings throughout San Bernardino County to discuss the anticipated changes and to answer any questions that you may have. The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Chamber of Commerce in Apple Valley (16010 Apple Valley Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307).
Community Meeting Flyer (08/21/14)