The mission of the OEHS is to protect public health by preventing the transmission of disease through food, milk, shellfish, water and sewage and to work in partnership with other agencies to protect the environment.
Information for Food Establishments on Coronavirus (COVID -19)
Face Covering Required (Printable signs)
Information for Grade ‘A’ Milk Safety
Information for Onsite System Workers on Coronavirus (COVID -19)
|Onsite Sewage System Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Report Submission
VDH provided web-based training for licensed Onsite Sewage System Operators on May 5, 2020, on a new portal to submit O&M reports. We gathered feedback from that training and worked with our contractor to make the user experience as efficient as possible in the provided software platform.
A second training was provided on June 11th, which detailed the revisions that were made to the portal (called v2.0). This new version has been deployed and can be accessed using the same web address (https://myhealthdepartment.com/virginia/). Thank you to everyone who attended these training sessions and provided feedback! A video recording of the v2.0 training held on 6/11/20 is posted below.
Instructions for creating an account and navigating the portal (Click HERE):
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which reflects O&M portal discussions up through the June 11th training, can be found HERE. Please check back to this page periodically for updates.
Major Storm Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources
RESTAURANT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Power Outages
RESTAURANT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Flooding
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Onsite Sewage Systems and Private Wells
HOW TO ASSESS AND REHABILITATE FLOODED ONSITE SYSTEMS (article in Pumper Magazine)
If calling about applications for wells or septic systems or restaurant inspections, contact the Environmental Health division within your local health department.
Environmental Health Services
109 Governor St., 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219