Dec. 20, 2016: 

Due to the Christmas holiday, the Knox County Health Department will close at noon on Friday (Dec. 23) and since Christmas is on Sunday, the agency will be closed on Mon., Dec. 26.

 

The agency will be open regular hours on Dec. 30, but with New Year’s Day on Sunday, the agency will be closed on Mon., Jan 2.

 

There will be no evening cessation classes this week or next week at the health department and next Tuesday’s cessation class at Knox Community Hospital has been cancelled. All cessation classes will resume the first week of January.

 

The laboratory that tests water samples for the health department will be closed on Friday (Dec. 23)  so the only time to drop off water samples this week is Wednesday by 9 a.m. There will be no drop-off available on Thursday. Next week, the drop-off and pick-up schedule will return to normal.

 

Also, due to the holidays, there will be limited medical clinic services next week at the health department. The nurse practitioner will not be onsite Wednesday and clients are encouraged to make appointments for immunizations, including flu shots. To make an appointment, call 740-399-8009.

 

Dec. 20, 2016:  

Plans for a FQHC in Knox County became a reality with the announcement that the Knox County Health Department was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).The two-year, $1.5 million grant will fund comprehensive primary care services and will be renewable for additional funding. Medical, dental, behavioral health and addiction services will be available. Read full story >>

 

Dec. 2, 2016: About 80 percent of the Project Dawn kits distributed in Knox County were affected by last month’s recall. According to Mary Derr, director of nursing with Knox County Health Department, almost all of the defective atomizers have been replaced in the nearly 50 kits distributed by the health department which included kits given to local law enforcement and to residents who requested them.  Read full story >>

 

Dec. 2, 2016: To help address the issue of transportation locally, the Knox County Health Department is collaborating with several organizations and transportation providers to improve access to health care. Read full article >> 

 

Nov. 28, 2016: 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.

 

2017 Food Safety Class Schedule

 

 

 

Nov. 4, 2016: In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Knox County Health Department will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11. Since this is a pickup day for water samples, no samples will be collected on Thursday.  However, water samples will still be accepted during normal collection times on Tuesday before 4 p.m,. and on Wednesday before 9:30 a.m.

 

The pick-up schedule will also be affected later this month when the health department is closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of Thanksgiving. During that week, water samples will be once again only accepted on Tuesday before 4 p.m,. and on Wednesday before 9:30 a.m.

 

For more information, contact the Environmental Health office at 740-392-2200. Ext. 2222 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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