The Regional Municipality Of York


Be aware of the health risks found in your everyday environment. Whether you enjoy a walk in the woods, travel frequently or enjoy a spa visit, there are things you should know. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from common health hazards.

York Region Public Health offers a guide on how to provide a safe and healthy environment for children in a child care setting.

York Region monitors beach water to make sure it is safe for swimming. If not, signs are posted at the beach and results are posted here for the public.

The Designated Officer Program helps emergency service workers like paramedics, firefighters and police officers identify when they may be exposed to diseases while on duty.

York Region responds to reports of communicable diseases and outbreaks in our community and our institutions. Our goal is to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can affect humans and animals, including your pets. It is spread through contact with water, soil or food contaminated by urine from infected animals.

Lyme disease is an illness that is spread through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick — also known as a deer tick.

Infection prevention begins with you. There are many ways you can help stop the spread of infections.

Report all animal bites and non-bite incidents to York Region. The Region enforces mandatory rabies vaccination of dogs and cats and promotes low cost rabies clinics.

Infections can easily spread if proper steps to clean and disinfect are not taken at salons and spas. Find information on how to be safe at the spa, prevent the spread of infection, register for an infection prevention workshop and access useful resources.

York Region can give you information on staying healthy while you travel. Learn how to get ready for your trip, and what to do while travelling to avoid getting sick.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that usually affects the lungs but can also affect any part of the body. Tuberculosis is preventable, treatable and curable.

West Nile virus can cause serious illness in humans. It can be passed to humans if they are bitten by an infected mosquito.

YorkSafe is an inspection reporting program. You can look up the most current health inspection reports for restaurants, pools, and splash pads, small drinking water systems, child care centres and personal service settings.

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