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Posted on: March 27, 2020

New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Unveiled

An expanded COVID-19 data dashboard has been designed by the InnovateOhio Platform and is now available online.

The dashboard displays the most recent preliminary data reported to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment Needed

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) Press Release — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today continued to remind Ohioans of the oncoming shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, goggles, gloves, go...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Vital Statistics Program Update

In order for a customer to obtain a birth certificate, the customer must print an application for certified copies from the website through the vital statistics link. Customers may also request a form by email or by telephone. Customers should fill out th...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH    

March 6, 2020     Printable Version: ODH News Release 03/06/2020

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response

1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open ...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Important Notice Regarding Your Waste Service

As a result of the COVID-19-related state of emergency in Kent, Republic Services is preparing for significant shifts in solid waste flow. Currently, they are experiencing an increase in residential volume as residential customers move to work from home, ...

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News - Home Page
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Vital Statistics Program Update

As a result of social distancing practices, in order to obtain a birth certificate, customers must print an application for certified copies from the website through the health department . Customers may also request a form by email or by telephone. Custo...

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News - Home Page
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Community cancellations and closures in the City of Kent

The Kent City Health Department (KCHD) is committed to notifying, educating, and preparing Kent City residents for Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. KCHD continues to work with Kent State University, the Portage County Health District, and the Ohio Departme...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Kent Police and Fire Annual Reports Now Available

The Kent Police and Fire Departments recently released their 2019 Annual Reports. These reports highlight departmental statistics, equipment maintenance, programs, activities, and accomplishments in 2019.

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News - Home Page
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Managing Fears and Anxiety Around Coronavirus

As new information about COVID 19 become known, varying reactions will occur among yourself or your community.  Read on: Managing Fears and Anxiety Around Coronavirus 

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Construction Projects Overview

Kent is always improving and repaving the roads to make travel safer for the community. Stay up to date and read the latest projects on our Construction page. 

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News Flash

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Kent Police and Fire Annual Reports Now Available

The Kent Police and Fire Departments recently released their 2019 Annual Reports. These reports highlight departmental statistics, equipment maintenance, programs, activities, and accomplishments in 2019.

View the Police 2019 Annual Report and the...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Stay at Home Order Frequently Asked Questions

Stay at Home

On Sunday, March 22th, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 be...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Risk for COVID-19: Memo from Health Commissioner

Risk

March 11, 2020     

Printable Version: Memo from Health Commissioner

Kent is known as a city with great events that are full of fun, good times, great food and beverages. Kent offers a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy events and cele...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - How You Can Prevent and Prepare

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Links and information from the Ohio Department of Health on how to take action and prepare for COVID-19. The information will be updated regularly, so please check back whenever you have questions.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Share the Facts, Stop Fear

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Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Ohio Pesticide Law

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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: December 27, 2019

Kent City Health Department helped pass Tobacco 21

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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

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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

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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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News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2020

What You Need To Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Kent City Health Department (KCHD) is committed to notifying, educating, and preparing Kent City residents for COVID-19. KCHD continues to work with Kent State University, the Portage County Health District, and the Ohio Department of Health on plans ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

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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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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Adult Easter Egg Scramble

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This popular adult egg hunt scatters over 7,000 eggs throughout Fred Fuller Park! Bring a flashlight and bag to collect your eggs, prizes and candy in the dark. Join the party for a chance to find winning eggs with over $4,000 in prizes!

“Pregame...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 27, 2019

March 17, 2020 Primary Election suspended

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By order of Ohio Governor DeWine and Director of the Department of Health, Dr. Acton, the March 17, 2020 Primary Election is hereby suspended.

The election will be rescheduled for June 2, 2020. See the Portage County Board of Elections website for more inf...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 15, 2019

United States Census 2020

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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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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Income Tax Information

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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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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Yard Waste Transfer Site

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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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News Flash

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Kent Police and Fire Annual Reports Now Available

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The Kent Police and Fire Departments recently released their 2019 Annual Reports. These reports highlight departmental statistics, equipment maintenance, programs, activities, and accomplishments in 2019. 

View the Police 2019 Annual Repo...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

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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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