Feb. 21, 2017 - If you have not signed up yet to take the required Level II ServSafe certification training, the only session still open for registration at the Knox County Health Department is the three-day session in October; both the April and August sessions are full. Click here for registration information for the October session.

For information on other ServSafe class offerings in Ohio, click here for the Ohio Department of Health certification page.

 

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.

 

Feb. 21, 2017: Improperly discarded scrap tires are a breeding ground for mosquitos which carry infectious diseases including West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. With this weekend as a reminder that spring and mosquitos will be here soon, you should make plans now to rid your property of unwanted tires. The DKMM Solid Waste District has a brochure which lists local businesses where you can dispose old tires, plus there are special collection events this year for unwanted tires in Morrow and Delaware counties.
Click here for a copy of the brochure.

Click here for a copy of this years special collection events in Delaware, Knox, Morrow and Marion counties

Click here for the DKMM website

 

Feb. 13, 2017; The dental clinic at the Knox County Health Department is open once again and scheduling patient appointments. The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Read full story >>

 

Jan. 25, 2017: “Now through March is a good time to test for radon, when windows and doors are closed tight to keep out the cold winter air, “said Terri Hillier, a licensed radon tester with the Knox County Health Department. To help detect if there is a harmful level of radon in your home, the health department promotes the use of free radon test kits for individual testing by homeowners, homebuyers, landlords and tenants. In-home testing is the only way to test for radon. Read full story>>>

 

Jan. 19, 2017: If you work at a level 3 or 4 food service operation and need to take a Level II food safety training, there are openings for the August and October sessions offered by the Environmental Health (EH) staff with the Knox County Health Department.; registration for the earlier-scheduled sessions is full. 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 here 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.

The EH staff also offers a  Level I Person-in-Charge Class. This 2-hour session is offered at no charge. For more information, click here  for a complete schedule of training sessions and a registration form.

 

Jan. 9, 2017: If your New Year’s resolution is to quit using tobacco, the Knox County Health Department can help you ‘put it out for good.’ The health department’s Knox Out Tobacco program is held twice weekly, offering free counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy to combat with the addiction to tobacco. There’s a daytime class held every Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. in the private dining room at Knox Community Hospital and there’s an evening class held every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the conference room at the Knox County Health Department.There’s no pre-registration, participants just need to show up. Read full story >>

 

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