Emergency Preparedness

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Cortland County Health Department has a mission to plan for, respond to, and assist the County to recover from emergencies and disasters. It is an active member of Cortland County's Local Emergency Planning Committee. The Health Department maintains plans for:
  • Conducting Mass Distribution of Vaccines or Medications
  • Establishing a Special Needs Shelter
  • Isolation and Quarantine
  • Receiving Assets From the CDC's Strategic National Stockpile
  • Responding to a Disease Outbreak
  • Responding to a Radiological Event
The contact person for emergency preparedness is Lisa Perfetti, contact Lisa at 607-753-5139.

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The following links may be helpful in developing an emergency preparedness plan:
  1. For Businesses

    Check out resources available to businesses preparing for emergencies.

  2. For Child Care Providers

    Discover helpful links for child care providers and emergency preparedness.

  3. For Community Planning

    Find helpful resources for emergency preparedness for community planning including how community and faith-based organizations can plan and respond to seasonal flu.

  4. For Health Professionals

    Learn about emergency preparedness for health professionals including information about planning and responding to the seasonal flu.

  5. For Individuals

    Find helpful tips for an emergency preparedness for individuals including links to the Red Cross, New York Alert, and Pets Welcome.

  6. For Preparedness Workers

    Find a resource for preparedness workers when dealing with an emergency.

  7. For Schools

    Discover links and resources for emergency preparedness for schools.

  8. For Farms

    Use this Cornell Cooperative Extension emergency preparedness page to prepare for farm and general rural emergencies and disasters. It links extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.