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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Ohio Weekly Flu Hospitalizations Continue to Rise

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports that the number of new influenza related hospitalizations rose again last week. The 994 hospitalizations from February 2 to February 8 marks a new high for the 2019-2020 flu season and a 19% increase over the pr...

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Ohio Flu Activity News - Health Department
Posted on: February 10, 2020

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Microsite Now Available

CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus Microsite is now live and ready for sharing. The most recent information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is constantly evolving, and CDC is closely monitoring the outbreak situation.

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Additional Info... News - Health Department
Posted on: February 1, 2020

HEALTH ALERT- 2019 Novel Coronavirus

February 1, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):

Updated Criteria to Guide Evaluation of 2019-nCoV Infection

Summary and Action Items

  • The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local ...
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Additional Info... News - Health Department
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Reported Rise in Cases of Respiratory Illness (RSV)

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is seeing a significant rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, an illness that causes respiratory tract infections in infants.

There is no vaccine to prevent RSV. Ways to stop the spread of the ...

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Additional Info... News - Health Department

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2020

Join a Board or Commission!

Joining a Board or Commission

The City of Kent relies on volunteer boards and commissions as part of our governmental process. If you are interested in becoming a member of a Kent Board or Commission, please do one of the following:

  1. Complete and submit the ...
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Additional Info on Board & Commission News - Home Page

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2020

Free 9-1-1 Public Education Course

A lot has changed since you were taught how to call 9-1-1 from a landline in an emergency.

You now have choices like cell phones, medical alert devices, Voip or internet phones, SOS apps and more. Each of these technologies presents different information a...

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News - Police

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2020

Ohio Pesticide Law

spraying house with pest control

This law addresses pesticide application in hospitals, schools, food service, and golf courses, as well as rental units. If an apartment building has more than 4 units, which applies to any multi-tenant facility, pesticide is not allowed to be applied by ...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: February 20, 2020

New Health Department Location

parta central gateway building on erie street

The Health Department is moving! The Kent City Health Department has found a new home! Very soon you will find us and all our department has to offer at the PARTA Central Gateway Building, located on Erie and DePeyster streets, right in the heart of downt...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: January 2, 2020

E-Cigarettes, Vaping, EVALI, and THC – An Overview

Lung Injury

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published an article regarding traits of e-cigarette, or vaping, products used by patients with associated lung injury in Minnesota. This report evaluated e-cigarette, or vaping, products used by EVALI (E-Cig or Vapor ...

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Additional Info... Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Kent City Health Department helped pass Tobacco 21

sign displaying tobacco 21 law

As of October 17, 2019 the Tobacco 21 law made it illegal to give, sell, or otherwise distribute cigarettes, other tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products like e-cigarette/vaping products to any person under the age of 21 in Ohio. In 2018, Kent...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Child Immunization Clinics Held Monthly

doctor giving a patient a shot in their arm

Is your child fully immunized? Immunizing children on time is the best protection against dangerous childhood diseases. Vaccines protect children against potentially disabling and life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), ...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Tips for Discarding your Unwanted Medications

white pills spilling out of an orange bottle

Have you ever wondered what to do with your unused, unwanted or expired medications? Don't allow your medicine cabinet to become cluttered with unusable, unnecessary medications. There are easy, safe ways to dispose of all kinds of medications. 

O...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.

News Flash

Posted on: February 11, 2020

League of American Bicyclists Survey

bicyclists in the city of Kent

At the recommendation of the Sustainability Commission and the approval of Kent City Council, City of Kent staff submitted a Bicycle Friendly Community application to the League of American Bicyclists (the League) in February 2020.

The League represents bi...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

social security scam graphic

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. ...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

pulse point red and white logo

Kent introduces PulsePoint, an app to connect and alert the community of emergencies. PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.. PulsePoint is not used to notify emergency ...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Precinct Election Officials Needed

close up of wavy american flag

The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming Precinct Election Officials (PEOs). 

As part of our ongoing efforts, we are reaching out in search of honest, reliable...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 15, 2019

United States Census 2020

census 2020 logo

The Federal Government is getting ready to roll out the 2020 Census. On April 1, 2020 the Census Bureau plans to send a letter or a door knocker to every U.S. household. The Census is required by the U.S. Constitution and is part of a once every 10-year t...

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2020census.gov Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Furnace Replacement & Hot Water Tank Replacement

Furnace/hot water tank with duct work in a basement

The Kent Furnace Inspection and Targeted Replacement Program is available to income-eligible homeowners living within Kent City limits. 

This program provides: 

  1. FREE furnace inspections, cleaning, tune-up, repairs and possible furnace repl...
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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

City Operating Levy Up For Renewal

rows of voting booths

Kent City Council has asked the Board of Elections to include the ISSUE 1: LEVY RENEWAL on the March 17, 2020 ballot for voter consideration. 

This Operating levy has been renewed by the voters every 5 years for the last 55 years and City departme...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Income Tax Information

rita logo reminder to file taxes

All Kent residents 18 years or older MUST file a City of Kent income tax return, even if no tax is owed. Persons who are retired need to file a final return and write “retired” on it. No further returns will be due unless the retiree r...

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Read more information about Income Tax Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Yard Waste Transfer Site

piles of mulch on the side of road

Yard Waste Transfer Site is located at the entrance to Plum Creek Park. Open everyday during daylight hours. 

Accepted Materials List

  • Brush 
  • Grass 
  • Firewood 
  • Leaves 
  • Weeds 
  • Any type of yard waste

NOT Accepted ...

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Spotlights - Home Page

News Flash

Posted on: February 4, 2020

Fire Extinguisher Training Simulator

electronic fire extinguisher simulation

To teach people how to properly use a fire extinguisher, they can practice by using a training simulator.

Using an electronic fire extinguisher, people can put out a simulated fire using the same techniques as in a real fire. At the end, the machine reads ...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Free 9-1-1 Public Education Course

Dispatchers sitting at desk

A lot has changed since you were taught how to call 9-1-1 from a landline in an emergency.

You now have choices like cell phones, medical alert devices, Voip or internet phones, SOS apps and more. Each of these technologies presents different information a...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

pulse point red and white logo

Kent introduces PulsePoint, an app to connect and alert the community of emergencies. PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.. PulsePoint is not used to notify emergency responder...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide detector attached to a wall

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas that has no odor and is poisonous. Because of these characteristics it is known as the invisible killer. It can make a person feel sick and it can also be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Winter Safety

fire burning in an indoor fireplace

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. And during those winter months we see an increase in home fires thr...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Snow Parking Ban

a snow covered street with parked cars

The City of Kent recognizes the importance of removing snow from the city streets so residents can safely navigate the roads during the winter months. 

Anytime it snows more than two inches or more within a 24 hour period, it is unlawful to park a...

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Spotlights - Public Safety