News Release - Mason County Burn Ban - EFFECTIVE 8:00 AM - FRIDAY - JULY 29th, 2016 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - The Mason County Community Development Director, as acting Fire Marshal, and in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs' association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Mason County.
The Tuberculosis (TB) program for Mason County helps provide a healthier environment by reducing TB through education, identification, and prevention. This program provides case management to individuals with TB disease (active pulmonary TB) and high risk individuals positive for TB infection (latent TB). In the case of an active TB patient, directly observed therapy (DOT) is conducted for the full course of treatment. DOT means that a public health employee directly observes the patient taking all doses of medication. It also includes identification and screening of contacts, followed by contact treatment, if needed.