Water Supply Advisory Committee Meeting for
District Health Department No. 2 on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
at the Plainfield Township Resource Center (formerly Plainfield Twp. Hall)
220 North Washington Avenue (M-65)
*This meeting will review revised Environmental Health Regulations, new Minimum Program Requirements, revised fees, and other matters of interest to the Well Drilling Industry and the Community as a whole.*
REQUEST FOR BIDS
District Health Department No. 2 is accepting sealed bids for the sampling of approximately 316 public water supplies in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. Specifications are included in the bid package available at any District Health Department No. 2 office or by clicking the link below. Please call 989-343-1842 with questions.
Submit bid to:
District Health Department No. 2
Water Sampling Bid Attn: EH
630 Progress St
West Branch Michigan 48661
Bids must be received by 1:00 PM on February 16, 2016. District Health No. 2 reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted. Click here for the Bid Specification Packet.
Listeriosis Outbreak Information
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has been collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and local health departments in Michigan on a multistate foodborne outbreak of listeriosis. Twelve people in six states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes since July 5, 2015, including four in Michigan.
It has been determined that the source of the illness is packaged salad from a Dole processing facility in Springfield Ohio. The CDC is recommending that consumers do not eat, restaurants do not serve, and retailers do not sell packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, OH. The company is withdrawing all packaged salads currently on the market that were produced at this facility. These packaged salads, which were distributed in Michigan, were sold under various brand names including Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President's Choice. These packaged salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in the United States are linked to illness.
Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness. Symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, muscle aches, nausea, and occasionally diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. The disease primarily affects pregnant women, newborn babies, older adults, and adults with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women may experience a milder illness with fever and non-specific symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, and muscle aches; however, infections in pregnant women can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or a life-threatening infection in the newborn. The incubation period can range from 2-3 days after exposure to as long as 70 days. People experiencing these symptoms and who may have consumed this packaged salad product should seek immediate medical attention.
Please take caution when purchasing packaged salad of the brands above and ensure it does not have and “A” to begin the manufacturing code. Also, check any salad you have previously purchased for this manufacturing code. If you discover you have any of this packaged salad, please dispose of it or return to the point of purchase.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact District Health Department No. 2 at 989-345-5020.
The Home Health Care Division of District Health Department No. 2 has received the
"2015 Fazzi Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction"
To find out more about our award-winning Home Health Care Services,
click the link to the left or call 1-800-504-2650.
- If your child is entering a licensed childcare, kindergarten, 7th grade or a new school district, you need to review vacccines with your physician or your local health department.
- New Rule for 2015: To waive vaccines for school or childcare, you must make an appointment with your local health department to obtain an official waiver form.
Call 1-800-504-2650, ext. 1847 to make an appointment.
District Health Department #2 is proud to offer home health care services to our community members. Services can be provided in a client's own home for older adults, children, and anyone in need of continued skilled or therapeutic care after an illness, injury, or surgery. Our program offers:
skilled nursing care, 24/7 on call
home health aide care
medical social worker visits
Please contact us today for more information:
Home Health Care
Director of Nursing: Lisa Dault RN
Direct Line: 989-343-1820 or
"On Call Pager": 1-877-802-4676