Emergency Preparedness

Scott County Public Health works to ensure the community is prepared for a public health emergency. Emergencies can range from a family crisis to an environmental disaster. Scott County Public Health provides educational information and physical assistance to help community members through times of crisis.

Individual & Family Preparedness
There are many things you can do to protect yourself and your family in an emergency. 
Health Emergencies
Scott County Public Health assisting with coordinating, planning and communicating with the public in the event of a public health emergency. A sample of these emergencies include food-borne illnesses outbreaks, chemical spills, natural disasters or acts of bio-terrorism. In a public health emergency, Scott County may organize a mass distribution site to dispense medicine to community members. Scott County Public Health will also provide educational information related to public health emergencies.

Emergency Communications
In times of crisis, the best way to ease the minds of loved ones is a simple phone call. Unfortunately, calling may not be simple during an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness Volunteers
The Medical Reserve Corps of Scott County (MRC-SC) is a countywide resource of health professionals and other volunteers who strengthen our community by preparing for and responding to local public health emergencies and assisting in ongoing public health initiatives. Check out our Medical Reserve Corp brochure (PDF) for more information.