Randolph County Health Department
Food Handlers Schedule
Food Handlers Written test are given every Tuesday morning from 8:00am-9:00am. There is a $10.00 fee for the food handler's class. A study guide can be picked up at any time dailiy. A risk assessment form must be filled out before the food handlers test is given. This will determine if a TB skin test is required.
Food School will be: September 25, 2015 at the Health Department beginning at 8:00 am-no late entry will be permitted. Please come at least 15 minutes prior to the class beginning.
Bonnie’s Bug O’ The Month
Rotavirus (rotovirus) is a group of a lot of different viruses that cause inflammation of the stomach and intestine, fever and stomach-ache, vomiting and diarrhea. Rotavirus is usually spread by contact with dirty hands from an infected person or a caregiver. Illness may occur 1-3 days after exposure and can be easily transmitted to others for 7-10 days from beginning of illness – in food or water, on dirty hands or things that little children like to put in their mouths. Worldwide, approximately 18 million people become ill each year because of rotavirus, most from November to April when more time is spent in enclosed spaces. The viruses spread quickly and outbreaks may occur in daycare, kindergarten and school settings. By 5 years old, nearly every child in the U.S. has been infected by rotavirus at least once and the infections may be serious. Symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea may lead to dehydration which can pose a great threat to infants and young children.
PREVENTION: ROTAVIRUS VACCINE for infants; STRICT HANDWASHING; Careful CLEANING of shared areas or items.
ZOSTOVAX AVAILABLE LIMITED SUPPLY
32 Randolph Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241
Hours: Monday: 8:00-4:30, Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30-4:30, Friday: 8:00-4:00