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Knox County will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day

Knox County will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020. KSAAT, in partnership with our local law enforcement agencies, are pleased to sponsor this collection day for Knox County residents to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. This year the fall disposal day will also include the collection of unwanted …

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Health Center offers discounted heart health screenings

While February is traditionally the month for heart-shaped candies and valentine cards, the Knox County Community Health Center recognizes all things heart-related during American Heart Month with an emphasis on how patients can take better care of their hearts. This annual recognition began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. As part of American Heart …

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Influenza more of a threat to locals than new coronavirus

While the coronavirus has captured the national headlines this past week, it is seasonal influenza that is making local residents sick. Since Christmas, reported cases of influenza have increased five-fold in Knox County. According to Epidemiologist Adam Masters with the Knox County Health Department, there have been 225 reported cases of the flu since the end of December, with 149 …

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Knox County Health department, health center closed Friday; water sample drop-off affected

The Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Community Health Center will be closed on Friday (12/6) for a training and staff development program. The closure will affect all services and involve all employees. Since Friday is the regular pick-up day for water tests, water samples will not be accepted on Thursday. The drop-off schedule will resume on Monday …

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New sewage program goes into effect Jan. 1 for Knox County homeowners

After the first of the year, the Knox County Health Department will begin to administer a new program for operation and maintenance of all Knox County households with their own septic systems. The process is no small task, involving more than 18,000 households. It’s part of a statewide update of household sewage rules that was enacted by the Ohio Legislature …

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Health Department awarded Safe Communities grant funding

The Knox County Health Department has received a $35,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) to promote traffic safety awareness in Knox County. This funding supports coordination of the Safe Communities Coalition. The coalition works closely with local law enforcement and other agencies to bring awareness to traffic safety issues such as …

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Knox County Health Department to host community flu shots clinics

Despite the warmer weather lately, it’s not too early to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Already, there have been several reported cases of Influenza A including a pediatric case in Knox County. The Knox County Health Department will once again host several community flu shot clinics. All of the clinics are on a walk-in basis, no appointment is …

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Knox County Health Department to host community flu shots clinics

Despite the warmer weather lately, it’s not too early to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Already, there have been several reported cases of Influenza A including a pediatric case in Knox County. The Knox County Health Department will once again host several community flu shot clinics. All of the clinics are on a walk-in basis, no appointment is …

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