Aug. 19, 2016: Following a single confirmed case of crypto in an individual who swam at Hiawatha Water Park and Pool, the Knox County Health Department  has recommended that pool officials hyperchlorinate the pool. The health department was contacted by Mount Vernon city officials after notification from the affected individual. The hyperchlorination procedure was expected to be done today (8/19).  Read full story >>

Click here for 2-sided, half-page flier on Crypto basic (2 copies for page)



Aug. 10, 2016: The Knox County Safe Community Coalition will kick-off the Labor Day traffic safety campaign on Saturday during the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. The annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign highlights the dangers of drunk driving. Read the full story >>


Aug. 10, 2016: Another ServSafe class has been added for those unable to get into the fall program. The new three-day session is scheduled for Jan. 11, 18 and 25. Effective March 1, 2017, for all Level III and IV food establishments, one employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall obtain a level two certification in food protection according to rule 3701-21-25 of the Administrative Code.  Click here for the registration form. 


Aug. 4, 2016: Efficiency and communication has improved for the home health staff at the Knox County Health Department thanks in-part to a donation from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. Read full story>>


Aug. 4, 2016: The Knox County Health Department will offer two special walk-in clinics for immunizations: Aug. 9 and Aug 16, from 2-6 p.m. both days. These clinics are specifically for back-to-school immunizations. No other immunizations will be offered at these clinics. Read full story >>


Aug. 4, 2016:  Registration is now full for the November ServSafe class at the Knox County Health Department. There will be no other ServSafe class offerings this year. The 2017 class schedule will be announced in the fall, For more information, contact the Environmental Health office at 740-392-2200, Ext. 2222.


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