The Summit County Health Department is issuing a 30-day formal notice and comment period during which the public can review the proposed Code of Health and submit comments to the Health Department in writing either by mail or email. Comments must be postmarked or received at the Summit County Health Department by 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on September 17, 2014. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your child fully vaccinated?
School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. The Summit County Health Department has online resources and tools to help parents and doctors make sure all kids are up to date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases.
Federal Food Code Reminder
The Summit County Health Department wants to remind all restaurants and customers of regulations regarding animals on restaurant premises’. Federal food code (2009 FDA Food Code 6-501.115) prohibits animals in food establishments.
This includes all outdoor dining areas and patios. The exceptions to this rule are:
- Decorative fish in an aquarium.
- Patrol dogs accompanying police or security.
- Service animals controlled by a disabled person in areas not used for food preparation.
When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry. Take the commonsense steps below to reduce your risk:
- avoid bites and illness
- clean out the mosquitoes from the places where you work and play
- help your community control the disease
Something to remember: The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite remains low. The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.