Emergency Preparedness

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

What We Do

  • Prepare and plan for public health emergencies with community partners and agencies with whom we respond.

  • Coordinates with epidemiology regarding disease surveillance within the county to ensure early detection of outbreaks.

  • Plans for social distancing include isolation, quarantine, and closing venues to decrease disease spread.

  • Plans to disseminate 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 an emergency where medications/vaccines are available.

  • Exercises with community partners and agencies to ensure a timely and well-coordinated response.

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