The Health Services Department is responsible for public health issues ranging from restaurant inspections to immunizations to the public smoking ban. Additionally, the department is responsible for project management and grants administration. The department is comprised of the following two divisions:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The San Angelo Health Department is remaining vigilant and monitoring the developing outbreak, alongside its public health partners, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the CDC.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Common human coronaviruses can cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, such as the common cold. There have been coronaviruses that have caused more severe illness, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Environmental Health enforces Chapter 7: Health and Sanitation of the City's Code of Ordinances, which deals with food service, pools and public health nuisances. Courtesy environmental inspections for Texas Department of State Health Services are also offered for foster homes, day cares, 24-hour residential care and adoptions.
The Nursing Division provides a range of services designed to promote healthy living through prevention, protection and intervention.
Tom Green Co. Environmental Health
For City of San Angelo and Tom Green County septic system questions and/or complaints, or for food service permits or flood plain information outside the city limits but in Tom Green County, contact the Tom Green County Environmental Health Division. Its offices are in the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave., second floor, or call 325-658-1038 or 325-657-1024.
Article 7.900 in the Code of Ordinances regulates smoking in public places and in places of employment.