Board of Health


Jefferson County Board of Health

Regular Meeting – September 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Virtual Meeting

Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384



(Per the May 29, 2021 Jefferson County Public Health Officer Order)

You can join this meeting by using the following methods:

  • Zoom Meeting:
    This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.
  • Audio-only: Dial: 1-253-215-8782 and use Webinar ID: 97862703889# 

This option will allow you to listen to the meeting live. If you wish to provide public comment, press *9 to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.

  • Website: Follow the links under “Quick links,” “Videos of Meetings,” and click on “Streaming Live.”
     This option will allow you to see meeting documents and watch the meeting live-streaming, with no participation.

In the event of technical difficulties, at least one of the methods above will be accessible to the public. Please try all methods first before calling 360-385-9100 to report any issues.


Public comment will be accepted and can be emailed to: until 5:00 PM the evening prior to the start of the meeting.


  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes of August 19, 2021 Board of Health Meeting
  3. Public Comment
  4. Old Business and Information Reports
    1. Jefferson Healthcare Report
    2. Jefferson County Public Health Program Report
    3. Natural Resources Program Coordinator Report
  5. New Business 
    1. COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Record COVID-19 Case Rates, the Delta Variant, Hospital System Strain, Vaccination Recommendations, Masking Requirements and Proof of Vaccination Requirements for High Risk Indoor Settings

      2.  Joint Resolution of the Jefferson County Board of Health and the Board of the Jefferson County Public Hospital District #2 in Support of All Public Health and Hospital District Employees and Declaring Health Misinformation a Public Health Crisis

      3.  Discussion: Climate Change – Consideration of a Resolution Declaring Climate Change a Global Public Health Threat 

  6. Activity Update
  7. Agenda Planning Calendar:


  1. Next Scheduled Meeting:                  October 21, 2021

                                                                     2:30 – 4:30 PM

     Jefferson County Public Health

     Virtual Meeting

If you would like to submit a public comment, please email 

To see all submitted comments: Jefferson County Board of Health--Public Comments


  • Sheila Westerman
    • Citizen at Large
  • Pamela Adams
    • City of Port Townsend
  • Kees Kolff
    • Public Hospital District Commissioner
  • Denis Stearns, Vice-Chair 
    • Citizen at Large

  • Kate Dean, Chair
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 1
  • Heidi Eisenhour
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 2
  • Greg Brotherton
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 3