A public health emergency can happen at any time, and being prepared can save lives. St. Louis County Public Health focuses on making sure individuals, communities and organization are prepared for natural disasters, severe weather, disease outbreaks, and medical emergencies. This involves a coordinated and continuous process of planning and implementation.
In a public health emergency, the St. Louis County Public Health division, in partnership with St. Louis County Emergency Management, may coordinate temporary shelter locations, organize and conduct the mass dispensing of vaccines or medicines to the community, share information, and provide resources. To learn more about emergency preparedness at St. Louis County, click HERE.