The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACPDH) encourages schools, residents, community organizations and businesses to develop plans and policies in the event of a public health emergency, such as a pandemic or other large-scale disease outbreak. Preparedness is one of the best prevention techniques available. Many of the planning procedures and precautionary measures suggested are important to practice in everyday life—not only in the event of a public health emergency.
This Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan is a guide on how to prepare, detect, and respond to an influenza pandemic in the state of Nevada. This plan is written in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and describes the emergency management concepts and structure under which the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD) may operate.
It is the policy of the United States to safeguard the health and well-being of the American people during the 2009-H1N1 influenza pandemic by: (1) taking action to slow the spread of disease, mitigate illness, and prevent death, and (2) sustaining critical infrastructure and minimizing the impact of the pandemic on the economy and functioning of society.
This material is designed to help Forest Service Mangers prepare and respond to the health and business risks created by an influenza pandemic or similar biological catastrophes. The material has been drafted to provide a series of practical suggestions and options for prompt planning by individual Forests. There is no one, single pandemic scenario. Forest Planning needs, therefore, to be pragmatic and provide enough options for a Forest to respond to a range of scenarios. Successful planning will involve talking with staff working and providing supplies. This material has been prepared to support workplaces doing that planning and has not been drafted as prescriptive, legal advice.