Dec. 5, 2017: The Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Community Health Center will be closed on Friday (12/8) for a training and staff development program. The closure will affect all services and involve all employees. An answering machine will take all phone calls during the day. 

Since Friday is the regular pick-up day for water tests, water samples will not be accepted on Thursday. The drop-off schedule will resume on Monday.

 

Nov. 21, 2017: To help local food service operations meet the new state requirement, the Environmental Health staff will offer Level I and Level II food safety workshops throughout 2017.  The Level I Person-in-Charge Class is one 2-hour session and is offered at no charge. The Level II ServSafe Training consists of three one-day sessions held over three weeks. The cost for the ServSafe training is $193. For more information, click below for a complete schedule of training sessions and a registration form.  Rule 3717-1-2.4 of the Ohio Administrative Code requires for each Level 3 & 4 food service operation, that at least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service, obtain the level two certification in food protection.

 

2018 Food Safety Class Schedule

 

Nov. 14, 2017:Throughout the year, the Knox County Health Department conducts exercises to test its emergency response operations. Last Thursday, Mount Vernon High School was the site of one such exercise in which the agency tested its preparedness to distribute vaccine to a large group of people in a timely manner. Read full story >>>

 

Nov. 20, 2017: Heavy rainfall over the weekend prompted flooding in several areas. For local residents affected by flooding and/or power outages, please refer to the following documents regarding water and sewage safety:

Power Outages & Private Water Systems

Disinfection Fact Sheet for Flooded Drinking Water Wells

Power Outages & Sewage Treatment Systems

 

 

Oct. 2, 2017:The Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market will highlight apples this Saturday, (10/7) from 9 am to noon on the Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon.

The weekly market will feature cooking demonstrations which attendees can sample. Recipes with ingredients that can be purchased at the market will also be available.

Market attendees will also have the opportunity to take a survey and register to win a prize. The survey involves questions about the market including frequency of attendance and items purchased. Survey results will be used to improve the market for next year.

In addition to cash, the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market accepts the Ohio Direction Card (SNAP) and farmers’ market WIC vouchers.

Saturdays in October will be the last opportunity to purchase local foods and talk with local farmers in one central location.

 

Sept. 28, 2017: 

If you have not had a chance to get a flu shot, the Knox County Health Department will conduct a walk-in clinic on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Flu shots for adults and children, ages 3 yrs. of age and older will be available at the clinic.

If someone is unable to walk into the building to get a shot, a nurse will be available to go outside to administer the shot while the person is in their vehicle. There are no restrictions for age or health conditions. Read full story >>

 

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