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Public Health Department

Emergency Preparedness/Communicable Disease Control

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Emergency Preparedness plans for and responds to public health emergencies. This is done to ensure the health of the residents and visitors to Wyandotte County.

Emergency Preparedness works to:

disease control
  • Prepares and plan for public health emergencies with community partners and agencies with whom we respond.
  • Coordinates with epidemiology regarding surveillance of disease within the county to ensure early detection of outbreaks.
  • Plans for social distancing measures such as isolation, quarantine, and the closing of venues to decrease the spread of disease.
  • Plans for the dissemination of health information during public health emergencies to ensure residents and visitors have the most accurate and updated information.
  • Plans for mass countermeasure dispensing/vaccination to residents and visitors in the event of an emergency where medications/vaccines are available.
  • Exercises with community partners and agencies to ensure a timely and well coordinated response.


The Unified Government Public Health Department has hosted a ground breaking emergency preparedness exercise. In this exercise volunteers were treated as though they had potentially been "exposed" to radiation. Click here for images of the event and more information.

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