Mayor Kling said, “The City of Nampa is committed to leveraging relationships and resources in order to establish a safe and timely response to emergency situations. The meeting was a step toward proactive preparedness and provided an opportunity to discuss current systems and processes in place should a pandemic experience occur in our area.”
Attendees were able to report about their current state of readiness and ways we could work together as a community to respond. The City of Nampa has been developing an emergency response plan and a pandemic response is one aspect.
Epidemiologist Ellie Morgan with Southwest District Health shared, “The district health departments are working closely with the CDC, state health departments, and local hospitals on novel coronavirus management. We have plans in place for identifying risk factors, assisting with symptom monitoring, and providing appropriate patient care in the event that an Idaho resident is exposed to novel coronavirus. As of February 28th, Idaho does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19. To review risk factors for the novel coronavirus, please reference the CDC website. If you have recently traveled to a high-risk area and develop flu-like symptoms within 14 days of travel, please notify the health department and hospital before presenting for evaluation. To protect yourself from exposure, follow CDC travel guidelines and cold/flu precautions.”
For the latest information, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.