Preparedness

PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

It is the purpose of Public Health Preparedness of the Richmond County Department to reduce the vulnerability of people and property to health related emergencies (including those secondary to other emergencies) and to establish capabilities to respond effectively to the actual occurrence of a health related disaster.

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Zika Virus Information

The Richmond County Health Department will be distributing free Zika prevention kits. The prevention kits will provide education about the virus and a list of steps that can be taken to avoid mosquito bites and keep the insects from multiplying around homes. Mosquitoes can carry a range of diseases including: Zika, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Lacrosse Encephalitis, and Eastern Equine. The Richmond County Health Department encourages residences to reduce mosquito breeding chances by emptying standing water from flowerpots, buckets, pool covers, and bird baths weekly. Please stop by our office to pick up your kit today.