San Bernardino Enlists Help of Temporary Environmental Health Workers

The County of San Bernardino has decided to hire up to 30 temporary environmental health workers to make up for a shortage of personnel created by the Dec. 2 terror attacks. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement with the California Association of Environmental Health Administrators which will provide those workers at a cost of $1.5 million.

Fourteen people were killed and another 22 others injured during the attack at the Inland Regional Center late last year. The majority of the victims were employees of the San Bernardino County Public Health Department's Environmental Health Services Division, and many of the survivors are still on leave.

The contract with the California Association of Environmental Health Administrators will run through Feb. 28, 2017. Under its terms, the association will enlist workers to provide "a variety of professional health activities" on the interim basis.

Read more about Tuesday's vote here.


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