Office of Food Protection
Office of Drinking Water Quality
(for reporting flooded wells)
Exposure to contaminated flood waters increases the risk of illness due to Norovirus and other disease-causing organisms. Individuals who are ill with vomiting or diarrhea should not work in food establishments for a minimum of 48 after symptoms stop.
Department policy specifies criteria for closing, inspecting, and reopening food establishments following a flood. Food facilities that meet any of the following criteria should close until approved for reopening by the Department:
Should any of these conditions exist, the food establishment must close and obtain permission from the Department of Health prior to reopening. (more)