We play an important role in preparing for and responding to public health needs during emergencies and disasters. In the event of a disease outbreak, we are responsible for addressing the health and medical needs of the public in Routt, Moffat and Jackson Counties. We also provide public outreach and education about how to prepare and respond to emergencies. We work in partnership with Emergency Management personnel and provide technical assistance and support to first responders in other types of disasters including wildfires and floods. For more information, call 970-871-7632.
National, state and local organizations work behind the scenes to plan how to respond to emergencies and communicate important information to the public, but residents must assume a role in their own safety. Preparing for an emergency involves having a plan for yourself and your family, staying informed of possible emergencies and having supplies to evacuate or shelter in place (remain at home or in another area until threat subsides).
Build a kit
Being prepared means having the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry kit that you can use at home or easily take with you in case you must evacuate. Learn more about items to include in your kit. Learn more about items to include in your pet's kit.