MSDH Office and Clinic Closings Due to Water Shortage
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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the closure today of all Hinds County Health Department clinic locations in the City of Jackson, as well as limited operations at the MSDH Central Office, due to the water crisis. All offices will reopen as soon as water pressure has returned.
All licensed facilities including daycare centers and restaurants have been notified of appropriate procedures. Approximately 700 restaurants in Jackson have been affected by the boil water notice, and all affected restaurants have certified managers in food safety. The MSDH is working with the Mississippi Restaurant Association to ensure that all safety precautions are followed.
Currently portions of the City of Jackson are under a boil water notice. The boil water notice will be lifted after two days of clear water samples. Until the notice is lifted, restaurant patrons should not use ice machines, fountain drink machines or coffeepots at Jackson restaurants. Southwest Jackson and Byram are not affected by this boil water notice. A map of the affected areas is available on the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/jacksonwater and will be updated as the latest information is available.
For more information, call MSDH toll-free at 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948).
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Last reviewed on Jun 24, 2010