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A special meeting of the Board of Health will be held on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Towers Building, 2nd Floor Community Room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Personnel. 


Community Resources 


Is your business struggling with implementing social distance protocols? We can help.
The JCGHD has developed a form all business sectors can download and utilize. The criteria covered will assist you in complying with Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) orders for reopening.

Click to download the Jefferson County Business Social Distancing Protocol Form. This form is in a format that the form can be customized as ODH updates orders.

Social Distancing Protocol for Businesses Template



COVID-19 for All responsible protocols

COVID-19 For All Responsible-Protocols


Baseball / Softball Sports

Sports Baseball-Softball


Campgrounds and Camping

Sector fact sheet Campgrounds


Child Care



Caring for our Children Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

Checklist for Child Care Programs

Handwashing at home, and at play poster

What Parents Should Know


General Office Environments

General Office Environments


Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios and other Personal Fitness Venues



Hair Salons, Day Spas, Nail Salons, Barbershops, Tanning Facilities

Hair Salons Day Spas Nail Salons Barbershops Tanning Facilities



Manufacturing Distribution Construction



State Med Board Massage, Acupuncture, Cosmetic

State Med Board Massage Acupuncture Cosmetic Therapy


Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants and Bars SPANISH



Retail Business and Employers

COVID-19 Checklist for Business and Employers

COVID-19 Sign editable

Don’t spread germs at work poster

Handwashing & hand-sanitizer-factsheet





Current Ohio Data: Video of today’s full update, including versions with foreign language closed captioning, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel’s You Tube page.

ODH: COVID-19 Responsible Protocols for getting back to work

Ohio Department of Health: Sector Specific Operating Requirements Restart Ohio

ODH: K12 Schools COVID-19 checklist

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Certain Services)

EPA Approved Disinfectants: List N: Disinfectants for use Against SARS-COV-2

Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting: Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Home Develop your plan.

Effective  Tuesday, March 24, 2020


(subject to change)

In response to the current Covid-19 crisis and to maintain compliance with the Orders by Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, we have amended our operations as follows:
There will be no in person appointments until further notice. All appointments will be conducted via phone interview. Only one person may come to the office in order to have nutrition cards loaded. A surrogate may be sent for your card load.

Immunizations will occur by appointment only. Persons needing walk in services should knock on the door in order to be granted access to the clinic.

Vital Statistics

Birth Certificates can be obtained online. If it is necessary to obtain a birth certificate in person, please call ahead to the health department prior to coming to the office. Forms will be located outside the office door, or you may obtain the form from our website and have it completed prior to coming to expedite service.

Environmental Services
Food Service:

  • There will be no unnecessary inspections.
    • Health officials have the authority to sanction due to non-compliance.

Sewage/ Septic Services:

  • Loan evaluations, point of sale evaluations, septic system installs private water system testing, will all continue on as needed basis in adherence to social distancing recommendations.
    • Sewage: All tank lids must be exposed. The homeowner is responsible for ensuring the lid is exposed for testing.
  • General: Complaint investigations will occur as necessary.

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September 20th-26th is Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week. Reye's Syndrome most frequently occurs in children; however, no age group is immune. It typically develops when a person is recovering from a viral infection (i.e. flu and chicken pox).

Its main targets are the liver and brain, it is not contagious, and too often is misdiagnosed as encephalitis, meningitis, diabetes, poisoning, drug overdose, or sudden infant death. Early diagnosis is crucial. An individual should be watched during the next 2 to 3 weeks following a viral illness for these symptoms, usually occurring in this order:

*Relentless or continuous vomiting
*Listlessness (loss of pep and energy with little interest in their environment)
*Drowsiness (excessive sleepiness)
*Personality change (such as irritability, slurred speech, sensitivity to touch)
*Disorientation or confusion (unable to identify whereabouts, family members or answer questions) *Combativeness (striking out at those trying to help them)
*Delirium, convulsions or loss of consciousness

When aspirin-containing medications are used to treat symptoms of viral infections, chances of developing Reye's Syndrome are increased. For this reason, it is recommended that aspirin-containing medications be avoided by anyone under the age of 19 when treating any viral illness.

Studies have shown that using aspirin or aspirin-containing medications to treat the symptoms of viral illnesses increases the chance of developing Reye's Syndrome. If you or a member of your family have a viral illness, do not use aspirin or aspirin-containing medications. In fact, you should consult your physician before you take any drugs, particularly aspirin or anti-nausea medicines, to treat flu, chicken pox or any viral illness. Anti-nausea medicines may mask the symptoms of Reye's Syndrome.
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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.