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Reinspection Fee

The Jefferson County Board of Health has adopted a reinspection fee of $75.00. This fee is intended to recover some of the Jefferson County Health Department’s (JCHD’s) costs when non-compliance or incomplete work requires follow-up inspections by the JCHD. The...

Proposed Change in Rule Regarding Septic Reserve Areas

The Jefferson County Board of Health has drafted an amendment to its Local Rules, Policies and Procedures to reduce septic reserve area sizing from 20,000 to 10,000 square feet in some cases.  The draft revision is available by clicking the link below or a copy can be...

CDC Health Update: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

There is an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China caused by a new type of coronavirus. No cases have been reported in the US, but travelers to Wuhan should exercise caution. If you have been in Wuhan within the past 2 weeks and develop a fever, cough, or have...

Food Handlers’ Card Hours February 2020

Beginning in February 2020 we will only be issuing food handlers' cards on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 AM and from 1:00-3:30 PM. For full details on how to get your card please visit our food handler page.

Rabies Alert – Shenandoah Junction

RABIES ALERT (Shenandoah Junction) DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE WILDLIFE OR STRAY ANIMALS This is a public health notification that the Jefferson County (WV) Health Department has issued a Rabies Alert for the Edgewood School Road area of Shenandoah Junction. The West...

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