Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness plans for and responds to public health emergencies for the residents and visitors to Wyandotte Count

Emergency Preparedness works to:

  • Prepare 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.

To contact the Health Department to report a public health emergency, risk, problem, or environmental or occupational public health hazard, please call:

 

Related Links:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
You are the Help Program
Prepare Metro KC
Kansas City Regional Fusion Center
Dispense Assist
Prepare Your Home and Family | Spanish
Plan Ahead for Disasters  | Spanish
People with Functional Needs | Spanish
Pet Owners | Spanish
Activity Awareness Video

Kansas State Statute (K.S.A)

Chapter # Chapter Title Article # Article Title Section(s)
65 Public Health 57 Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know
65-5728
65 Public Health I 65-118

 

Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R)

Agency # Agency Title Article # Article Title Section(s)
28 Infectious or Contagious
Diseases and Conditions
I Diseases 28-1-2