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Updated Food Safety Requirements for 2019

Food Protection Managers – Effective January 1, 2019, whenever food is being prepared or served in food establishment (including temporary food establishments), the “person in charge” on the premises shall be a currently certified Food Protection Manager through...

Free Flu Shots 2018

We will be offering free flu shots at the times and locations below. The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization recommend that everyone gets a yearly seasonal flu shot. Don’t wait, vaccinate! Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 PM North...

Rockwool Facility Construction

The Jefferson County Health Department was not involved in the approval process for the Rockwool plant under construction in Ranson; nor is there any statutory requirement for the company to obtain local health department plan approval. Please direct your questions,...

Change in Operating Hours

In an effort to better serve our patients and clients Jefferson County Health Department will change our operating hours Effective September 1, 2018 8:00AM to 4:00PM By order of the Board of...

Giant Hogweed – Invasive Species

Giant hogweed has been spotted for the first time nearby in Virginia.  This invasive plant, which can produce severe burns and blisters, was confirmed in Berryville by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Giant hogweed, which is heavily regulated in Virginia, is one of...