Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows
Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows

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How will I get information about a public health emergency?

Some public health emergencies will be obvious events (e.g., an explosion) that you will likely hear about through the media...

Others won't be so apparent (e.g., a slowly developing disease outbreak).

Reliable news sources may be the best way to get information during a public health emergency - we will update the media regularly with important information for the public.

Health Deptartment official interviewed by the media

Finally, if we are concerned that our messages are not reaching the right people we may rely on our relationships with various community based organizations to pass on important information to the populations they serve.

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