"The purpose of this review is to provide a framework for discussion among local government managers and officials regarding preparedness for a pandemic flu. The paper will merely raise issues and present possible strategies based on one small county's -- Schenectady County, with 146,000 people -- current planning efforts. Schenectady County is taking a coordinated approach to planning for pandemic flu -- a global outbreak of a novel strain of influenza with efficient human-to-human transmission. The county, lead by the County Public Health Department, in concert with the county's interdepartmental Emergency Management Steering Committee, is developing an ever-evolving pandemic plan to complement and supplement the county's emergency operations plan and emergency declaration system. The county's effort began in 2005, and involves numerous county agencies, key health care providers, municipalities, school districts, first responders, law enforcement agencies, and business community. By no means is planning complete. It is ongoing, evolving, and ever changing in response to increased knowledge of local players and emerging strategies at the state, federal, and global levels."
2006 Public Entity Risk Institute
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Preparing for a Local Crisis within a Global Pandemic. Online Symposium. June 2006