Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Protect the health and safety of Kent County residents from the effects of manmade and naturally occurring public health emergencies.
To carry out this mission, the Kent County Health Department has developed plans in cooperation with other county, state and federal agencies to mitigate or lessen the effects of, prepare for, respond to and recover from a public health emergency.
Public health emergencies may include communicable diseases or diseases that spread from person to person (flu), natural events (hurricanes or tornadoes, which may cause water contamination) and intentional acts (spreading bacteria, viruses or natural toxins that cause sickness or death to many people at once).
General Emergency Preparedness
Special Needs Population – Emergency Preparedness
Get Disaster Assistance
Become a Maryland Responds Volunteer
Other Important Emergency Preparedness Web Sites:
Kent County Office of Emergency Services
Maryland Department of Health – Infectious Disease
Maryland Department of Health – Environmental Health
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Department of the Environment
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
American Red Cross