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City of Colonial Heights, VA
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Editor's Note: For statutory provisions regarding control of communicable diseases generally, see Code of Virginia, § 32.1-35 et seq.
Every physician practicing in the City who shall be in attendance upon a patient affected with any communicable disease specified by the United States or the state public health services as reportable shall report the name and location of the patient to the Director of Public Health within 24 hours after he is satisfied of the existence of such disease. For his failure to comply with either of these requirements, the physician so offending shall be fined $10 for every 24 hours he so fails to report concerning such patient.
Whenever a report is made to the office of the Director of Public Health of the existence of a communicable disease upon any premises, the Director of Public Health may cause a card to be placed within or without such premises, as he may see fit, with such words of precaution as he may deem necessary.
No person shall, within the corporate limits of the city, use any house or tent as a hospital or sanatorium for tuberculosis patients or conduct any such hospital or sanatorium within the corporate limits of the city.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly let for hire or to cause or permit anyone to occupy any living quarters previously occupied by a consumptive before such quarters have been disinfected by and renovated according to the directions of the Director of Public Health.
It shall be unlawful to permit in railroad stations, bus stations, airports, public hotels, boardinghouses, restaurants, clubs, schools, factories, stores or publicly frequented places the use of the common drinking cup.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, furnish or keep in place in any hotel, office building, railway station, factory, workshop, public or private school, public lavatory or washroom any towel for the common public use or for the use by employees in such establishments, and no person in charge or control of any such place shall permit in such place the use of the common towel or towels intended or reasonably available for common use by more than one person without being laundered after such use. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $50, provided that no towel shall be deemed to be a common towel or towel intended or available for common use if it is a towel arrangement which has been approved by the State Department of Health.
No person shall spit, expectorate or deposit any sputum, saliva, mucus or any form of saliva or sputum upon the floor or stairways or upon any part of any theater, public hall, church or other building where the public assemble, or upon the floor or any part of any railroad car, bus or aircraft, or upon the floor or any part of any car of an interurban railway or of any other public conveyance in the city, or upon any sidewalk abutting on any public street, alley or lane of the City. The owner or lessee of every theater, public hall or building in the City shall provide every such theater, public hall or building with a sufficient number of spittoons or cuspidors, and every railroad shall provide in each smoking compartment or smoking car, when so requested, as many cuspidors or spittoons as may be necessary for the convenience of passengers.
Any person violating any provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $1 nor more than $5, together with the costs of the prosecution and, in default of payment, shall be imprisoned in the City or county jail for not more than five days.
Printed copies of this section shall be posted conspicuously in all public places, buildings, theaters and railway cars.