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Ebola preparedness

The Westchester County Department of Health has been working with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and hospitals, medical providers, and EMS in the county to prepare for Ebola.

To ensure that every precaution is being taken to protect the public from Ebola, the Health Department:

  • Receives the latest Ebola guidance from CDC and is in constant contact with NYSDOH to obtain the most up-to-date procedures and shares this information with the medical community.
  • Provides health care workers with current information using email, blast fax, and the Physician’s Corner.
  • Updates the website to ensure the most current information is available.
  • Coordinates countywide trainings, as needed.

Should a suspect case of Ebola be found in Westchester, the Health Department is ready to respond and will:

  • Collaborate with medical providers to identify any suspect case through prompt reporting by hospitals and health care providers.
  • Work closely with the reporting agency and the NYSDOH.
  • Coordinate safe transport of a suspect case.
  • Conduct contact tracing.
  • Monitor the use of appropriate isolation measures to ensure that an outbreak does not occur.

Hospitals

Ebola Screening Algorithm for Emergency Department Settings (CDC 1/9/15)
Ebola Screening Algorithm for Ambulatory Care Settings (CDC 10/31/14)
Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for EVD in the U.S. (CDC 10/27/14)
Temperature monitoring log here (WCDOH)
35 U.S. hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers (CDC 12/2/14)

 

Healthcare Workers

Ebola Screening Algorithm for Emergency Department Settings (CDC 1/9/15)
Ebola Screening Algorithm for Ambulatory Care Settings (CDC 10/31/14)
Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for EVD in the U.S. (CDC 10/27/14)
Temperature monitoring log here (WCDOH)
35 U.S. hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers (CDC 12/2/14)

EMS Providers

Residents

Schools and Colleges