The Environmental Health Division protects public health by preventing the transmission of disease through food, water, and sewage, and works closely with other agencies to protect the environment. Please select a link below to learn more about environmental health topics.
RABIES AWARENESS WEEK 2020
World Rabies Week (https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day) will be held from September 28 – October 4. VDH will partner with the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) to sponsor our statewide campaign. Thanks to the VVMA for developing a great promotional tool that can be shared and posted electronically as well as printed out to help us raise awareness about rabies prevention and control.
To file an online complaint regarding Executive Order 63 (Face Covering Violations) and Executive Order 67 (Phase 3 Easing of restrictions) please see the links below:
Executive Order 67 and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven is available here.
Visit virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
If you should have any questions about compliance, please contact the Prince William Health District Environmental Health division at 703-792-6310
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Phase 2 can be found here 2 FAQ page
American Red Cross provides safety information specific to lakes and rivers swimming
Some key safety tips:
- Knowing how to swim is necessary! This is not the kind of environment to be learning how to swim. The basics like entering the water safely, floating, and treading water should be skills every person in the water has mastered. Anyone without these skills, especially children, should be wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
- “Don’t just pack it, wear your life jacket.” This includes boaters! Always be prepared with life jackets, a first aid kit, a flotation device, and a phone to call 911 when boating.
- Never swim alone. Always swim with a buddy.
- Keep small children under close supervision (never more than 10 feet away)
- Always enter the water feet first, whether it is deep or shallow! It may not be the depth you expect in an unknown body of water.
- Make sure you and the people you are with know what to do in a water emergency. This includes calling 911 and CPR.
- Do not swim or enter a body of water under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- Be cautious of currents, waves, any under-water obstructions, which do not only occur in the ocean.
It is also never too late to learn how to swim and get certified in CPR. Both of these are available through the American Red Cross and are encouraged prior to swimming in lakes, creeks, and large bodies of water!
Please see additional information and safety tips in the links below:
To learn more about staying safe in pools and natural waters, visit swimhealthyva.com
Forms and Documents
|View Food Service Facilities Inspection Records||Food Service Facilities Inspection Records|
|Application for Food Establishment Permit||Restaurant Application|
|Temporary Food Permit Applications and Requirements (with Spanish translation)||Temporary Food Application|
|Prince William County Code – Itinerant Vendors License Regulations||Prince William County Code|
|Guidance for Food Establishments Following a Power Outage/Flood||Guidance for Food Establishments|
|Resources for Foodservice Certification||Resources for Foodservice Certification
IMPORTANT – NEW Food Protection Manager Certification REQUIREMENT
|Mobile Units/Food Trucks||Mobile Unit Requirements|
|Plan Review||Plan Review Information|