The Putnam County Department of Health is made of several divisions all working towards improving and protecting the health of the community. Click on one of the options below to learn more about that division.
It’s May! And last year the first blast of summer heat arrived before the end of this month. Will the warm weather repeat itself early again? No one knows for sure, but fortunately for Putnam residents, all the libraries in the county are happy to offer their air-conditioned spaces as a “cooling center,” like they did last year. Stay cool alongside a wide selection of books and a variety of other enjoyable learning experiences at eight locations from east to west. Two of the libraries have generators (with asterisks below) so in the event of a power outage during a heat wave, they would still be able to provide a cool shelter during regular business hours. To double check their hours of operation, calling ahead is best:
If residents remain at home without air conditioning, other important steps include:
For outside activities, remember this advice: