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Health Department News & Alerts

The Jefferson County Health Department will use our News Posts to notify our county’s citizens of health updates that impact them. Browse our posts below, and be sure to sign up for Alerts to receive these notifications by email!

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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TB Testing Schedule Change

We are happy to announce that beginning in February we will be increasing the number of days we offer screening and testing for tuberculosis to Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00 in the morning and from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon. We will accept walk-ins for...

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No Food Handler Cards on 1-8-20

Due to a computer outage we will not be able to issue food handlers' cards on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this service disruption may cause, and look forward to getting you your food handler card on the next available date of Monday,...

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

For Cervical Health Awareness Month, we'd like to talk about human papillomavirus (HPV) and it's connection to cervical cancer. More than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and over 80% of these cases are caused by HPV, a vaccine-preventable...

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Free Food Safety Posters

Restaurant and retail food managers may be interested in these free posters and other educational materials on the FDA's website: https://www.fda.gov/food/retail-food-industryregulatory-assistance-training/retail-food-protection-industry-educational-materials These...

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Weather Delay 12-16-19

We will open at 11:00 AM today due to the inclement weather. Morning patients and meetings will be called ASAP to reschedule. https://local.nixle.com/alert/7706590/

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Draft of Amended Clean Indoor Air Regulations

The Jefferson County Board of Health has drafted an amendment to the Clean Indoor Air Regulations to prohibit electronic cigarette use ("vaping") in public places where smoking is already prohibited, and also clarify which areas of bars smoking is permitted or...

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