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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Public Health Information for Beach Week 2020

Welcome to the Coastal Health District’s virtual Beach Week 2020 booth. We hope you find the information on our page helpful. Have a safe and healthy summer!

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19…
Even Outside

As you hit the beach, pool, and other outdoor spaces this summer, remember that we are still in the midst of a pandemic and there are actions you can take – even outdoors – to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Don’t Let Mosquitoes Take a Bite Out of Your Summer Fun

Summer evenings are the perfect time to fire up the grill, put on some music, and hang out in the back yard with family. But uninvited guests of the insect variety can put a damper on things. Mosquitoes are definitely a nuisance but they can also carry viruses like Zika and West Nile Virus.

The best way to prevent mosquito-borne viruses is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and protect ourselves from mosquito bites. Here are some helpful hints:


Here Comes the Sun

Heat and sun can cause skin damage, skin cancer, and serious illness, but there are ways to enjoy the summer and stay protected.


Food Safety

Foodborne illnesses tend to increase during the summer months for two reasons. One reason is that bacteria tend to multiply faster when it’s warm. Another reason is that people are cooking outside more, away from the refrigerators, thermometers and washing facilities of a kitchen.