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New Requirements for Retail Food Establishments - Go to the Environmental page to view

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  THE Rowan County Health Department has received confirmation that a food service worker has tested positive for Hepatitis A and has been treated.  This worker does NOT prepare food.  At this time the health department is requesting all restaurants to review the HepA procedures that can be found on the Gateway District Health Department's Facebook page and Kentucky's Public Health website.

 Also more information can be found under the Environmental tab at the top of this page.  Please share those procedures with all staff working at the establishment.  The health department has met with the restaurant and advised the establishment on activities to take to minimize exposure.  This is NOT considered an outbreak at this time and the risk is minimal.  However, the health department wants to advise the public and all establishments that the review of our procedures and extra cleaning will go a long way to prevent any of the public from a potential exposure.  Hepatitis A is a vaccine preventable disease.  Anyone wishing to be immune should speak to their health care provider about vaccination.  In addition, frequent and effective handwashing will also minimize risk of infection.

The Gateway District Health Department exists to protect people's health and well being. Through our programs and services, we hope to prevent injury and illness, promote good health practices, keep the environment safe and clean, and help you enjoy a long, high quality, and healthy life. If you need to contact us about our programs and services, you may call us at our district office or at any of our four county health centers.

The phone numbers are:

Gateway District Health Department: 606-674-6396 Fax: 606-674-3071
Bath County Health Center: 606-674-2731
Elliott Count Health Department: 606-738-5205
Menifee County Health Center: 606-768-2151
Morgan County Health Center: 606-743-3744
Rowan County Health Center: 606-784-8954

If you would like to offer suggestions for improving this website or to report problems with the website please call the District Office at the above number.


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