Public Health Emergency Preparedness

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health has overall responsibility for protecting the public's health in an emergency. In order to protect your health, we have developed comprehensive emergency response plans in coordination with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private health care providers and the American Red Cross.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness works to:

  • prepare and plan for public health emergencies with community partners and agencies with whom we respond
  • coordinate with epidemiology regarding surveillance of disease within the county to ensure early detection of outbreaks
  • plan for social distancing measures such as isolation, quarantine, and the closing of venues to decrease the spread of disease
  • plan for dissemination of health information during public health emergencies to ensure residents and visitors have the most accurate and updated information
  • plan for mass countermeasure distribution to residents and visitors in the event where medication/vaccines/medical equipment/supplies are available
  • exercise with community partners and agencies to ensure a timely and well-coordinated response





Related Services

Report a Public Health Emergency
Disaster Healthcare Coalition
Emergency Planning-Access and Functional Needs
Potassium Iodide (KI) Pre-Distribution

Frequently Asked Questions





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