The public health departments in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties have come together to make a plan to keep metroplex residents safe during a public health emergency. “A public health emergency” is an “occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition that is believed to be caused by bioterrorism, the appearance of a novel or previously controlled or eradicated infectious agent or biological toxin, a natural disaster, a chemical attack or accidental release, or a nuclear attack or accident AND poses a high probability of a large number of deaths in the affected population, a large number of serious or long-term disabilities in the affected population, or widespread exposure to an infectious or toxic agent that poses a significant risk of substantial future harm to a large number of people in the affected population.”
There are ways you can help. Stay Put. Stay Calm. Stay Tuned to your local news and this website for information about what to do to keep yourself and family safe during a public health emergency.
One of our most critical jobs during a public health emergency may be to get medication distributed quickly to a large number of people. This website will provide you with information on when and where medications would be available throughout the metro area. You may also elect to sign up for alert messages that would be sent directly to your cell phone in a public health emergency.