Columbia County holds health emergency drill

From Columbia County Health Departme

For Immediate Release

On April 11th the Columbia County Department of Health conducted an exercise that tested the County’s ability to receive, distribute and ship public health assets in the event of a public health emergency.

The exercise was an overall success which allowed all participating agencies and departments to realistically evaluate their response capabilities.

Special thanks to all the participants which included: the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office; County Facilities Department; County Highway Department; County 911; County Emergency Management Office; County MIS; County Health Department; NYS Police; NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; The Fireman’s Home; and Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center.

Health Department Staff confirm receipt of a container filled with medical counter measures.

Health Department Staff confirm receipt of a container filled with medical counter measures.

Health Department Staff coordinate the receiving and shipping of medical counter measures designated for end point locations within the County.

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