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CDC Disaster Response

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and COVID-19

Emergencies and disasters like hurricanes and wildfires won’t stop for the COVID-19 pandemic. Be prepared to keep your family safe and healthy from all hazards during the pandemic.  Find the following resources below to help you connect with the help or opportunity you are looking for when disaster strikes:


CDC will continue to provide information about COVID-19 as it becomes available.

Helpful Disaster Response Resources

Natural Disaster



Coping With Stress - From COVID-19

Community Violence

Red Cross Disaster Shelters In Hamilton Co.

Volunteers Make A Difference

One of the most impactful ways of dealing with the Stress resulting from disasters is to help others suffering from the same experience.  You can begin by finding and engaging in organized response and volunteer opportunities.  Here are some resources to consider:

Be Prepared...

Take Action

Collect emergency supplies and create “go kits” for your family. Stock up on personal needs, disinfectant wipes and spray, bar or liquid soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and multiple, clean masks for everyone age 2 or older. Masks should have multiple layers and fit snugly against your face.

Plan Ahead

Know how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected emergency preparedness and response. And what you can do to keep yourself and others healthy and safe. Pay attention to local guidance for evacuations and shelters. Your shelter location may be different this year because of the pandemic.

Create Community

Find ways to support your neighbors while taking steps to protect yourself and others in your home and community from COVID-19. For example, you could offer to run essential errands for family members, friends, and neighbors who are older, have mobility issues, or are at increased risk for severe illness.

Helping To Keep Youth Safe During In-person School

CoVid-19 Prevention Strategies

The links below will take you to the CDC website


CDC recommends universal indoor masking, physical distancing to the extent possible, and additional prevention strategies to protect students, teachers, and staff. Schools should not exclude students from in-person learning to keep a minimum distance requirement; layering multiple prevention strategies is essential when physical distancing of at least 3 feet is not possible at all times.

Source: CDC

Resources For Better Preparedness


Helping Children Deal With Trauma

Resources to Help With The Special and Unique Emotional Needs of Children


Helping Teens Cope With Trauma

Help Older Children, Teens & Young Adults Cope With The Challenges of Disaster


Take Care of Emotional Health

Information and Resources For Families Dealing With Trauma and Disaster


Response Resources For Leaders

Information and Resources For Government, Faith-Based and Community Leaders in Disasters

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