Important Health Information

Currently there are no concerns with the Coronavirus in Jefferson County. For up to the minute information, please go to CDC or ODH website. See links below.

CENTERS for DISEASE CONTROL and PREVENTION

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

US. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

https://www.hhs.gov/

About 2019-nCov

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index. 

Change in Hours

The Jefferson County General Health District will be changing hours effective January 8, 2020.  Every Wednesday the Health Department will be closed from 8am-12pm for staff trainings and professional development.  The Health Department will be open from 12:00 pm till 5:30pm on Wednesdays to serve clients.

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Do you know anyone who has received the gift of life? This is something that you can do even if you are low on funds! Donate blood (or plasma) and save a life! Each year, blood donations save real people - like you and me. Three lives are potentially saved with one blood donation and each year 4.5 million lives are saved in the US through blood donations. Sadly, less than 10% of US residents donate blood.

Can that be one of your acts of charity this year? Donate blood and save a life. It could be someone you love! ❤️
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2 days ago

Jefferson County Health Department

Though it is important to remain diligent and aware of the novel 2019 Coronavirus, please don’t lose sight of seasonal flu. Ohio has not yet extended into elevated levels though of border states on the East are which places Jefferson County in those neighborhoods.

Remember, it is not too late to vaccinate. We have flu shots available for insurance billing or free vaccine for those uninsured or underinsured Ohio residents.

Keep your normal flu season habits - hand washing, covering your sneezes and coughs, and staying home if you are sick.Elevated flu activity is expected to continue for weeks. According to the latest CDC FluView report, fifteen more pediatric flu deaths were reported to CDC this week, for a season total of 54. Learn the emergency warning signs of severe flu infection in children, and seek immediate medical attention if your child shows any of these symptoms: bit.ly/2ZPBiGY
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In somber remembrance of the suffering of the generation and their future which perished, we pause. We encourage you to continue to expand your knowledge and learn about the atrocities of WWII and other genocides. If you have never been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC; it is worth planning a visit. May we never lose sight of these tragedies and ignore such terror as it is happening. ... See MoreSee Less

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•MEATLESS MONDAY•

Going meatless at least once a week is not only beneficial for our bodies but for the environment🌍

•Livestock production creates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector- all cars, trucks, planes and trains in the world.
•Producing just ONE quarter pound beef burger uses 425 GALLONS of water- (that fills 10 bathtubs!)
•It also uses enough energy to power and iPhone for 6 months
•Skipping just one serving of beef every Monday for a year saves the equivalent emissions to driving 348 miles in a car

•Give this Meatless Monday Meal a try today!•

www.meatlessmonday.com/recipes/quinoa-stuffed-bell-peppers/

-added bonus, quinoa is a great source of protein!
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3 days ago

Jefferson County Health Department

Per the CDC:

While CDC considers this is a very serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time. Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.htmlCDC confirms 3 new cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in the U.S., 1 in Arizona & 2 in California, bring total U.S. cases to 5 in four states. All 5 U.S. cases to date had travelled from Wuhan, China. Precautions are being taken to prevent any further exposures. For more information, see bit.ly/2sYjXje
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Ohio Laws regarding Concussion in Youth Sports were updated in 2013 and are routinely updated.   Find out how you can help assure healthy youth in our community with a commitment to proper Concussion protocols.