A public health emergency can happen at any time, and being prepared can save lives. Our emergency preparedness team focuses on making sure individuals, communities and organizations are ready in the event of a natural disaster, severe weather event, disease outbreak, or medical emergency. This involves a coordinated and continuous process of planning and implementation.
In a public health emergency, we partner with staff from St. Louis County Emergency Management. Together, we work on things like coordinating temporary shelter locations, organizing and conducting the mass dispensing of vaccines or medicines to the community, sharing information, and providing resources. Learn more about emergency preparedness at St. Louis County.