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Platte County Health Department. Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Public Information. What we are doing…. Partnership with local Emergency Management Daily Avian Flu situation reports Community Readiness Challenge with Ready in 3 Integrated pandemic flu plan - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Platte County Health DepartmentDivision of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Public Information

  • What we are doingPartnership with local Emergency Management Daily Avian Flu situation reportsCommunity Readiness Challenge with Ready in 3Integrated pandemic flu planIsolation/Quarantine Planning

  • Partnership with Emergency ManagementDiscussed avian flu impact in Platte CountyPerformed security analysis of POD site(s)Attend trainings and exercises to strengthen standing partnershipDiscussions on how to utilize Mid-America Medical Reserve Corp (MAMRC) as well as CERT for volunteer recruitment

  • Avian Flu Situation ReportsResearched and prepared by Public Information Officer (PIO) at the Platte County Health DeptIncludes background, symptoms, appropriate PPE, and new vaccine/treatment technologyDaily (up to three months) tracking of suspected, probable, and confirmed casesContact Dawn Moore ( to be added to the distribution list

  • Community Readiness ChallengeBased on foundations established by the Ready-in-3 programPromotes personal preparedness within Platte CountyProvides starter items for individual personal emergency go kitsTeaches citizens the fundamentals of how to be prepared for a man-made or natural disasterPublicly credits all participants

  • Integrated Pandemic Flu PlanPandemic Flu mitigation, preparedness, and response concepts are integrated into the all-hazard PCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response PlanPlan has been shared and reviewed with response partners in Platte County and greater KCPCHD staff is consistently trained and exercised on plan principlesProposes a single POD site to provide prophylaxis to community due to resource limitations

  • Isolation and QuarantinePlanning, Preparedness, and Issues to Consider

  • DefinitionsIsolation Individual separation for the duration of communicabilityQuarantine Individual or group separation of persons not infected, but at risk after exposureSocial Distance Planned social, economic, and geographic measure to reduce spread and/or communicability of disease

  • Health Department OptionsQuarantineVoluntaryIndividualGroupBusiness/IndustryWork QuarantineMandatoryIndividualGroupBusiness/Industry (de facto)Isolation

  • Possible Requested Actions (General Guidelines)Reduce hours of operationWear PPE (masks) in facilityMake alcohol-based sanitary wipes or gel availableIncrease cleaning intervals for public/shared bathroom facilitiesLimit public bathroom useConsider closing

  • Possible Request Actions (Industry Specific)Restaurants/BarsInitiate curbside or delivery serviceBanksUse only drive-thru serviceMinimize number of office staffTourism (Casinos, parks, tours, etc.)Eliminate public tours and gatherings (including games)Strategically increase space between personsIncrease sanitation intervals on shared or common areasEliminate direct service options (cocktail waiting)

  • Possible Request Actions (Industry Specific)Gas StationsClosed one side of pumps to increase person to person distanceEliminate cash serviceEliminate access to convenience buildingOffices with shared ventilation systemsAllow telecommutingReduce number of employees or clients allowed in building at any given timeTransportation FacilityReduce capacity in transport mechanismEliminate eating or socializing areas

  • Business Preparedness Checklist of Pandemic FluPlan for the Impact of Pandemic on your BusinessPlan for the Impact of Pandemic on Employees and CustomersEstablish Policies to be Implemented during PandemicAllocate Resources to Protect Employees and CustomersCommunicate to Educate Your EmployeesCoordinate with External Organizations and Help Your Community

  • Thats All Folks!!!Susan HoskinsHealth Services/Emergency Response ManagerPlatte County Health Department212 Marshall RoadPlatte City, MO (cell)