Monroe County Health Department

452 East 4th Street; P.O. Box 247

Tompkinsville, Ky 42167


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The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has been serving the residents of Monroe County since 1952.  The vision of MCHD is to grow and expand public health services by promoting healthy behaviors, leading to healthy outcomes for our community. The mission of MCHD is to serve Monroe county citizens by adhering to the Ten Essential Services of Public Health and by continuing to be a vital partner in public health efforts that support prevention, promotion and protection.




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Kentucky Coronavirus Monitoring

We have entered a new phase of the pandemic. Therefore, the CDC has developed a new way to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in communities and the burden that COVID-19 is placing on local hospital systems.  COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.  Visit Kentucky COVID-19 Community Levels By County  to assess current community levels.  




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Note: Monitoring data is dynamic and may change as more information becomes available. Data is updated Monday through Friday. 

For Kentucky's COVID-19 surveillance data, including vaccination data, visit  KDPH COVID-19 Data.



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Food Manager Certifications


As per the Monroe County Health Department and the FDA Food Code 2013 requirements, each establishment shall have a certified food protection manager who is able to direct and control food preparation and service.  It is also a requirement for all establishments to have a Person-In-Charge (PIC) present at the establishment during all hours of operation. You can obtain the Food Manager Certification online.

Instructions for the online course:

Upon opening the website:

  • Select “Register” in the upper right-hand corner*
  • Enter your information and receive a confirmation email
  • Confirm your email address by clicking in the email
  • Select “Get New License”
  • Select “Food Manager Certification” $80

Take the course and test then print your certificate; you will also receive an electronic certificate.

*Each individual shall register with their own name, information, email, and password.

This program is most compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.


COMING SOON: An R-code will be available for establishments to purchase multiple licenses and distribute to employees to register and take the course.







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