Local Public Health Organizations Respond to 2019-nCoV

What is your public health organization doing?

by Eric Holdeman / February 11, 2020

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has only been around for about 2.5 months. It originated in China, and national health officials around the world have been concerned about the spread of this virus, especially when it was found to be capable of human-to-human transmission. 

Here in the United States, our public health system is functional from the bottom up. Everything starts — at the bottom, normally at the county level. To give you what I think is an active and model response, see the King County Public Health webpage on the Coronavirus.

They are working to provide current status reports on their preparatory activities to medical facilities and first responders. What is your public health doing? If you don't know, now is the time to make that connection and become plugged into their preparations and messaging. 

 

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