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
Office of Food Protection
Office of Drinking Water Quality
(for reporting flooded wells)