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Announcements

May 2017

The Gateway District Health Department (Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan counties) will be distributing free radon test kits to anyone interested in testing their homes for the presence of radon gas.  Kits are distributed on a first come first served basis while supplies last.  This is part of a grant through the Kentucky Department for Public Health.  To obtain a free kit simply go to any one of our health departments and request one.  The instructions for conducting the test are simple and are included in the kit.  You will send the kit to a lab to be analyzed by placing the test strip inside the included postage paid envelope.  This is free of charge to you.  The results will be mailed or emailed to you (but please print legibly and accurately).  Currently there are very few certified radon mitigation (mitigation is another term for installing a venting system to remove the radon from your home) in our area. Part of our grant is to increase the number of certified installers.  We are currently training one individual and hope to encourage more in the future to become certified.  If you need to find a certified radon mitigation installer you can contact the Kentucky Department for Public Health radon program.  Visit  the Kentucky Department for Public Health radon page here

Food Industry Scam Alert - Sunday, February 14, 2010
Food Protection Partners:  This is to advise you of the resurgence of a “scam” that seems to be circulating nationwide.  This has happened locally in Morehead.  In the scam, someone pretending to be the “health department” contacts a local restaurant (usually an ethnic-type facility) to schedule an inspection.  During the telephone conversation, the caller attempts to obtain information from the restaurant operator, and tells the operator that the restaurant may be fined for non-compliance. 
 
Within the 30-45 days, the Food Safety Branch has been advised by our Local Health Department partners in Marshall and Franklin Counties that ethnic restaurants in their counties have been targeted.  If you become aware of additional instances in your respective counties, please advise this office so we can inform representatives the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
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Report Suspicious Activity - Tuesday, December 21, 2010
As a follow up to the "See Something, Say Something"campaign email, the Kentucky Food Safety Branch has been advised by our state Office of Homeland Security, that a 24/7 tip line for the reporting of suspicious activity has been established.  Kentucky businesses, including food establishments, are encouraged to utilize the tip line and the online reporting tool.
 
To report suspicious activity by phone - 1-866-EYE-ON-KY ( 1-866-393-6659)
 
To report suspicious activity online - http://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/sar


 

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Food Service Staff - Preventing the Spread of Illness:

Recent outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness makes it more important than ever to follow safe food handling practices.  Please click HERE to see steps your establishment can take to reduce the chances of spreading gastrointestinal illness.
 

 

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