EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
All media inquiries related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) incident should be directed to Danielle Weaver or Carly Hose.
As the County continues to deal with the spread of COVID-19, our public safety system remains fully staffed with emergency medical services professionals, firefighters, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and dispatchers.
In the event you need emergency services, it is imperative that you inform 911 call takers if you, or anyone in your home, is experiencing flu-like symptoms or difficulty breathing. Understand that our 911 center personnel are asking additional questions to assess your condition and to screen for potential COVID-19 exposure. This allows our first responders to take added precautions.
Do not be alarmed if you see first responders wearing enhanced personal protective equipment, such as N95 respirators, face shields, glasses, gloves, and gowns.
Local law enforcement is discouraging visitors to their facilities and encourages the community to make contact with the respective agencies by telephone. When law enforcement responds to calls for service within the community, that are NOT COVID 19 related, the officers/deputies are practicing social distancing and using discretion as to what PPE’s are best warranted depending on the type of call, they are responding too. Law Enforcement Officers, additionally, are following CDC recommended hygiene practices.
We encourage the public to be patient with new procedures and protocols that have been put in place. All procedures have been put in place to protect the community and first responders. We will get through this together.
A special thanks is extended to staff at the Resource Management Facility for assisting with the distribution of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to our first responders and medical providers.