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Important changes following the end of the federal public health emergency declaration for COVID-19

The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ended on May 11. This declaration allowed the government to respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing financial barriers related to care. According to […]

April is Workplace Violence Prevention Month

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse […]

Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2023

Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a good time for individuals, families and businesses to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves.  Lee este artículo en español The National […]

Winter Weather Safety Tips

This post was originally posted on Jan. 3, 2022 and updated on Dec. 20, 2022. Winter storms bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds, but they also […]

Public health departments across the region warn of rise in respiratory illnesses and hospitalizations

Experts recommend getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations before the holidays and taking precautions to reduce the spread of RSV and other respiratory illnesses during National Influenza Vaccination Week Leer este […]

Holiday Online Shopping Safety for 2022

Cybercrime continues to grow, especially as an increasing number of consumers turn to online shopping to fulfill holiday wishlists. Taking a few precautions can go a long way in preventing […]

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from […]

If You See Something, Say Something

We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. It’s easy to be distracted during our daily routines such as going to work, school, or the grocery store, but […]

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year, FEMA’s Ready Campaign focuses […]

Intentional attack awareness for special events training for volunteers and staff

This brief, free online course helps volunteers and staff understand the importance of their surroundings, how and where to report suspicious activity, how to take protective actions and how to […]

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