• Dog-Friendly Dining

    Pooches on Patios Permit Holdersdog on pation

    Want to bring your favorite companion along with you when you eat out.

    Visit the Pooches on Patios page for a list of establishments with dog-friendly patios.


  • Dog Variance Permits

    Now Accepting Applications for Dog Variance PermitsSCHD_Variance_Permit_Sign

    The Summit County Health Department is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Dog Variance Permits. This permit, if approved by the Health Department, will permit restaurants to allow dogs on their outdoor patios. The permit fee is $300 per year.

    Establishments are encouraged to look over the permit requirements before submitting their application. The application is available by clicking here.

    Please email your application to rhullinger@summitcounty.org. For questions please contact Rebecka Hullinger at 435-333-1541.

  • Importance of Handwashing

    Putting Health in Your Own Handshandwashing

    With many diseases circulating around the community, handwashing gives people the opportunity to take an active role in their own health. Handwashing is easy to do and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals.

    Studies show that handwashing education in a community can reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 31percent and the number of respiratory illnesses, like the common cold, by 21 percent.

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