The Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency in cooperation and collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health have developed the Community Pandemic Plan to address methods and procedures to implement in order to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from, a pandemic event which impacts the County of Schuylkill.
This plan and its associated annexes are designed around the functional areas during a disaster. These 22 functions are designated in the plan and an appropriate checklist has been developed for these, highlighting actions that can be taken during a pandemic event.
In order to utilize this plan, simply identify which function closely matches your discipline and reference that document. For instance, if you are a transportation provider such as a commercial or public transportation company, you would reference the Transportation Annex, while a community fire department would reference the Firefighting Annex.
Because emergency preparedness begins in the home at the personal level, family & personal preparedness has also been addressed and information can be found in the Personal and Family Preparedness Annex.
Defining every action and every discipline in this plan is virtually impossible, therefore it is also important to utilize other resources from credible agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
By following these simple steps identified in this plan, and practicing proper hygiene, we as a community can minimize the effects of a pandemic event.
Schuylkill County Emergency Operations Plan
Appendix 6-10 Community Pandemic Plan
Plan by Sections