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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
Find current information about Florida's water quality status and public health notifications for harmful algal blooms and beach conditions by visiting Protecting Florida Together. Protecting Florida Together is the state's joint effort to provide water quality information through environmental transparency and a commitment to action.
Below is the state’s repository of Health Alert press releases that have been issued by County Health Departments (CHDs) in response to the presence of algae toxin in the affected waterbodies.
- Blue-Green Algae Press Releases
- RED TIDE Press Releases
Lee County has lifted a Health Alert (Blue-green algae) at the Orange River-Manatee Park as of July 8, 2021
Lee County has lifted a Health Alert (Blue-green algae) at the Caloosahatchee River-Franklin Locks (C43 canal S79 upstream) as of July 12, 2021
Learn more about areas where there are potential health impacts: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Mote Marine’s Beach Conditions Reporting System.
Find more information on the status of HABs in Florida: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Mote Marine's Beach Conditions Report.
For local harvesting status: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
For more health and safety information on HABs: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FISH KILLS: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1-800-636-0511.
RED TIDE OR BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 855-305-3903.
STATE AGENCIES PARTNERS: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL PARTNERS: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida Poison Control Centers, Florida Water Management Districts, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, Mote Marine Laboratory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.