Local Public Health has been preparing to respond to a public health emergency in the event of a naturally occurring infectious disease outbreak, such as pandemic influenza, or a deliberate release of a biological agent which may infect many. Depending on the agent, either mass clinics would be held to provide medications or immunizations to the public or, if there is no medication or vaccine to treat the disease, isolation and quarantine strategies would be implemented.
Link to Individual and Family Preparedness Checklists and a listing of what to have in a personal preparedness kit.
Link to volunteer during a public health emergency and being prepared.
Links to Influenza shot clinics in your area, how to prevent the spread of influenza, what to have in a personal preparedness kit.
ECHO exists to ensure that people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) receive life-saving health and safety information.
ECHO Phone is a toll-free information line with pre-recorded health protection information in 10 languages-offering a different health protection or emergency preparedness topic each month during non-emergency times and regularly updated emergency action advisories during major health emergencies.