Healthy Heat Safety Advice

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – With this week’s heat indexes forecasted to climb well above 100 degrees, the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department urges everyone to be aware of heat illness. Health Department Director Dr. Jack Butterfield discusses the dangers of heat illness and how to protect yourself from it. “There are basically three levels. There is […]

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Be Tick Smart this Summer

A little insect could mean big problems for your health. While ticks are year round they become more prevalent during the spring and summer, their mating season. These little pests come in three varieties the Lone Star Tick, the Dog Tick which is most associated with transmitting Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the most common […]

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ZMCHD Lifts Indoor Mask Advisory

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – As the number of Covid-19 cases here in Muskingum County fall, the county health department is following CDC guidelines to adjust from the pandemic to the endemic phase of the disease by eliminating the indoor mask recommendation.  Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Jack Butterfield explained that on February 25th, […]

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Muskingum Co. Unified Command Center: Testing is needed only for those with severe symptoms

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Jack Butterfield delivered a press conference this afternoon to discuss testing for COVID-19. Dr. Butterfield said the nation, the state of Ohio and Muskingum County are all experiencing COVID-19 testing shortages. It is important to know whether or not you need to get tested. Dr. […]

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