Special Meeting for Personnel

Thursday – February 20, 2020 6:00pm
Towers, 500 Market St
Community Room

Important Health Information

For the most up to date coverage of 2019 Novel Coronavirus as it becomes available along with  updated guidance, visit https://www.cdc.gov/

CENTERS for DISEASE CONTROL and PREVENTION

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

US. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

http://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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Jefferson County Health Department

6:00 pm
2/27/2020

As of now, OH has no cases of Covid19. We had been focused on containment of the virus which is a strategy of keeping it contained out of our country. The emphasis is shifting to both a containment and a mitigation strategy. Mitigation is an emphasis on how we can focus on maintaining an environment and habits that lessen the risk of transmission. This graphic illustrates many of those best practices that apply to seasonal flu, colds and Covid19. Continue to follow us for updates.

odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-CoronavirusYou can protect yourself and prevent the spread of infectious diseases (like COVID-19) by following the precautions below. Learn more: www.odh.ohio.gov/coronavirus
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Remember, seasonal flu is still hitting the typical high points of the season. Early diagnosis and treatment with antivirals can help. Find out more about how to protect yourself and your family this flu season.

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2 days ago

Jefferson County Health Department

This information has been shared with the local Jefferson County school districts for distribution to the high school students. The top prize is $10,000 in scholarship money. This creative opportunity is a great chance for students to earn college money! Share this information and let’s show our local media skills and get out the message about the dangers of vaping.The ODH Tobacco Program is sponsoring an Anti-Vaping Video Contest for high school youth offering $20,000 in scholarship prizes.

The contest is a response to the unprecedented rise in e-cigarette/vaping use among youth and young adults. It is our hope that this opportunity will provide a creative outlet for students to learn more about the dangers of vaping, while also providing ODH with youth-centered videos that could be used for further mass media campaigns to discourage vaping use among youth.

The contest is open to all Ohio high school students or Ohio high school homeschooling students. Students are asked to produce a 25- to 45-second video that addresses the dangers of vaping. For details on the contest rules, please visit www.odh.ohio.gov/videocontest.
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We would be remiss if we let February close without recognizing our fabulous library system in #LibraryLoversMonth!

If you haven’t been to the Steubenville-Jefferson County Library system, you don’t know what you are missing! Books are just the beginning of what they offer. They have movies, music, dvds, genealogy, video games, speakers, classes, book clubs, meeting space, computers/printers, and so many friendly faces!
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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.