The board of health shall cause all persons reported to it as having, or suspected as having, a contagious, epidemic or communicable disease to be visited and examined and shall impose such restrictions upon, and exercise such supervision over such persons as shall be necessary to protect other persons. To aid in the isolation of such a person the board of health may cause a notice of the disease to be placed upon or near the house, apartment or building in which the person is sick. No person shall deface, alter, conceal, mutilate, destroy or tear down any such notice without permission from the board of health and every occupant of the house, apartment or building upon which or near which the notice is placed shall be responsible for the removal of the notice. (1956 Code, Sec. 8-9)