Emergent Situations

Emergency Preparedness

The Black Hawk County Health Department is responsible for public health emergency preparedness planning, training and response capabilities developed in coordination with local, regional and statewide preparedness partners. Such emergent situations could include, but are not limited to, natural disasters such as floods or tornados, disease outbreaks as in COVID-19 or a food-borne illness and any bioterrorism events. 


Enactment of policies and procedures for:

Disease surveillance and containment measures for public health hazards 

Review and revision of inter-agency agreements for facility usage, bio-emergency supply and equipment procurement

  • Mass clinics
  • Population shelters
  • Emergency Communications 

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