My place of worship has a kitchen that has been inspected by the Board of Health. Why would we need a separate permit for special events?

Any event at which the general public is served food will require a separate permit from the Health Division. A variety of factors affect food safety, ranging from the condition of the facility to food handling methods. The permit for individual places of worship approves the facility itself for specific, limited uses. Health Division must be notified of individuals events run by different groups so that food borne illness outbreaks can be investigated, and so the hosts of the event can be given the necessary information on food safety to prevent such an outbreak in the first place.

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1. When and where will the flu clinic be this year?
2. How does a food establishment obtain or renew a food permit?
3. Will there be spraying for mosquitoes this year, when and where?
4. How can I dispose of Medical Waste or unwanted medication?
5. Are restaurant food handlers required to wear gloves?
6. Must employees wash hands after handling money?
7. I want to run a benefit dinner at my religious organization or club. Do I need a food permit from the Health Division? How do I apply?
8. My place of worship has a kitchen that has been inspected by the Board of Health. Why would we need a separate permit for special events?
9. Are certain people more susceptible to food borne illness?
10. What kind of water quality tests are required at semi public pool facilities?
11. How many times a year are semi public pools inspected?
12. Can children in diapers be allowed to swim in public pools?
13. Are there any specific requirements for pool operators or lifeguards?
14. Does the Town of Lexington license camps?
15. Is the camp prepared to handle medical emergencies?
16. Is there a certified lifeguard on duty during all aquatic activities at camp?
17. What are the procedures for dealing with serious injuries or illnesses at a camp?
18. What if my child needs to take medication during camping hours?
19. Is there a description of the camp's programs and activities?
20. What medical information should I supply to the camp?
21. What happens if my septic system fails inspection?
22. If my septic system fails, am I required to connect to the sewer system?
23. Does the Board of Health perform Title Five Inspections for homeowners?