Wyandot County Public Health is responsible for the long-term continuing health protection of the residents and visitors of Wyandot County. The goal of the public health emergency preparedness program is to prepare, 减轻, 回应, and recover from public health emergencies such as acts of bio-terrorism, 传染病暴发, 人为和自然灾害.

Wyandot County Public Health prepares for public health emergencies by:

  • regularly updating the public health annex in the Wyandot County Emergency Operations Plan
  • developing and regularly updating Wyandot County Health Department Standard Operating Procedures
  • developing procedures for supplemental water supplies, back-up sanitation measures, water & food quality testing, solid waste disposal, and sewage treatment

Mitigation is the activities designed to reduce or eliminate risks to persons or property or to lessen the actual or potential effects or consequences of an incident. Wyandot County Public Health 减轻s against public health emergencies by:

  • 提供疾病免疫接种
  • 提供持续的健康检查
  • by implementing a comprehensive surveillance program
  • providing public health awareness/education programs

In the event of a public health emergency response activities of Wyandot County Public Health would include:

  • providing emergency information to the public on how they can protect themselves during the disaster
  • initiate disease control operations such as providing information on social distancing, 自愿的检疫, 避难所, 并开始大规模预防行动
  • augmenting the staff at the Wyandot County Health Department as necessary to provide basic day-to-day public health functions while performing emergency response activities
  • requesting material support from other local health departments and related organizations through emergency operations center representative
  • 维持环境卫生检查服务
  • coordinating environmental health activities regarding solid waste disposal, 食物及水质, 病媒控制, 以及住房卫生检查
  • 提供必要的疫苗接种/预防

Wyandot County Public Health helps in the recovery process by performing the following duties:

  • compiling health reports as required by local, state, and federal officials
  • inspecting deactivated shelters for sanitation and vermin control
  • 根据需要继续开展应对活动

Anyone within Wyandot County wishing to offer feedback on the current plans of Wyandot County Public Health contact us at envhealth@co.怀安多特语.oh.us. A representative from the health department will contact you to make arrangements.


In the event of a naturally occurring infectious disease outbreak or an intentional bioterrorism incident, the ability to rapidly detect that the event has occurred will be paramount. The rapid discovery of a 生物 issue will severely reduce the number of individuals impacted by the event. 因此, Wyandot County Public Health has implemented a comprehensive infectious disease surveillance program.

The program involves network-building initiatives with various agencies at the local and state level, 以及, sophisticated disease investigation and tracking software employed by a contract epidemiologist. 在一起, the two elements of the surveillance programs will enable the health department to rapidly detect and 回应 to any infectious disease incident whether natural or intentional in nature. The following is a list of partners in our surveillance program:

  • 怀恩多纪念医院
  • 俄亥俄州卫生部/健康警报网络
  • 俄亥俄州农业部
  • 俄亥俄州自然资源部
  • 怀恩多地区家庭医生
  • 怀恩多特地区的兽医
  • 怀恩多地区药房

The following is a list of the surveillance programs that are used by Wyandot County Public Health to rapidly detect and 回应 to 传染病暴发:

  • Epicenter: is the primary source of syndromic surveillance in Ohio. The system monitors hospital emergency departments and Urgent Care chief complaints and issues alerts when the number of specific chief complaints exceeds the threshold for predicted cases.
  • The National Retail Data Monitoring System (NRDM): The NRDM collects sales data on select over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical items. This data is then monitored for increased OTC sales potentially indicating a public health event.
  • 俄亥俄州疾病报告系统(ODRS):在俄亥俄州, certain infectious diseases are reportable to the local and state health departments per Ohio Administrative Code 3701-3-02. ODRS assists health care providers 以及 health department personnel in quickly reporting illnesses. 护理 staff members interview communicable disease cases reported through ODRS in a effort to obtain potential exposure information in hopes of preventing illness in others 以及 to ensure ill individuals receive medical care.

Wyandot County Public Health 环境 Division also collects ticks to monitor the prevalence of the Black-legged Deer Tick and the Lonestar Tick within Wyandot County. 众所周知,这两种蜱虫都会传播莱姆病. The 环境 Division also sets mosquito traps during the summer to monitor the prevalence of West Nile Virus with the County. Animal Bite reports are submitted to Public Health through various partners. After Public Health receives these reports owners receive a quarantine notice for the animal. If the animal dies while under quarantine the head is sent off to a laboratory to test for rabies.


Wyandot County Public Health's role in ensuring the safety of the local population during a naturally occurring infectious disease outbreak or an intentional bio-terrorism event is vitally important. 在爆发或事故的情况下, the local health department is prepared to offer medical support in the form of vaccinations or antibiotic prophylaxis and education relevant to the outbreak or incident. Plans are in place for specific locations throughout the county to be used as dispensing sites as deemed necessary.


在过去的几十年中, the number of natural and man-made disasters has increased in the United States. As more and more people move into disaster prone areas, the ability to rapidly and effectively 回应 to these disasters has become a significant role of the local health department. It has been found that the number of individuals who seek medical attention profoundly increases days after the disaster has passed. Infectious disease problems related to damaged sanitation systems and polluted drinking water 以及 novice homeowners utilizing power tools and unsafe debris removal techniques overwhelm the local health care system after a disaster. Wyandot County Public Health is meeting these potential situations by revamping our emergency operations procedures to include medical response capabilities 以及 post-disaster education, 环境测试项目. These updated programs will undoubtedly decrease the number of post-disaster injuries and illnesses.

The types of disasters we are most likely to encounter in Wyandot County, according to the Wyandot County Emergency Operations Plan, 如下所列.

  • 民事障碍
  • 干旱
  • 地震
  • 洪水
  • 危险物品事故
  • 核/辐射
  • 管道爆炸
  • 龙卷风/严重的风暴
  • 冬季的风暴
  • 交通事故
  • 能源紧急情况
  • 一级大坝溃坝


Throughout the 1990's the US government noted a dramatic increase in the proliferation and usage of nuclear, 生物, 化学武器. 在2001年底的炭疽袭击中, it was quickly realized that there were major shortfalls in our country's ability to 回应 to large-scale WMD attacks. 从那时起, the infrastructure of the country's local health departments have been drastically upgraded to enable the local health department to prepare and 回应 to WMD incidents. Locally, Wyandot County Public Health has been working on the following initiatives:

  • 资讯科技升级, 地理信息系统, and telecommunications infrastructure allowing the health departments to effectively 回应 24-hours a day
  • Implementation of a multidiscipline surveillance system
  • 协调培训, preparedness exercises and mutual aid agreements with ODH and other local health departments within proximity to Wyandot County
  • Providing technical assistance to the various Wyandot County law enforcement, 消防部门, 和EMS机构
  • 国土安全对策的实施
  • 急救人员和卫生保健教育项目
  • 公共信息发布


In the event of a large-scale infectious disease outbreak or WMD usage, the pharmaceutical inventories in Wyandot County would be quickly depleted. In response to this vulnerability at the local level, the federal government has established the Strategic National Stockpile. The stockpile is operated by the Center for Disease Control and consists of twelve "12-hour push packs" which are randomly placed around the country. The push packs contain hundreds of thousands of doses of pharmaceuticals and a full compliment of medical equipment that would be needed for a wide-range of infectious disease problems. 恰当地命名为12小时推送包, the packs are located throughout the United States so they can be delivered anywhere within 12 hours of being requested. 一次交付, Wyandot County Public Health will be responsible for receiving, 仓库, 分发药品.

The following is a list of projects that have begun in Wyandot County to prepare for mass pharmaceutical distribution:

  • The completion of a mass vaccination/prophylaxis plan that outlines how Wyandot County Public Health would distribute medication to the entire population of Wyandot County in a short period of time.
  • The identification of a county drop site and point of distribution sites which is where medication would be received, 存储, and distributed within Wyandot County in the event of an infectious disease outbreak or bioterrorism event.
  • Participation in drills and exercises that tests portions of the Mass Vaccination/Prophylaxis plan in preparation of an event.
  • Completion of pre-scripted messaging to instruct the public what steps during an infectious disease outbreak or bioterrorist event to take to help protect their safety.
Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health 认证 董事会 (PHAB). 成立于2007年, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, 强大的基础设施, 和创新.