FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- June 17, 2019
For More Information Contact Risk Communications Manager Lorrie Andrew-Spear – Lorrie.Andrew-Spear@VDH.Virginia.gov
“Capital Fortitude” Exercise is Friday, July 19
(MANASSAS, Va.) — Would you like to see public health emergency response in action and help your community? Volunteer to participate as an actor in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise. The exercise is designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.
Prince William Health District is calling for volunteers on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to walk through a simulated medication dispensing site at Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Road in Manassas. Although no actual medications will be handed out, public health staff and volunteers will go through the same procedures and protocols that they would use to dispense medications in a real disaster.
People of all ages, including parents with young children, people with disabilities, college students and faculty, scouts, community groups, seniors, members of faith-based communities, corporate employees and the public are encouraged to register in advance. No special training or experience is needed. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Please allow for the full hour and a half to participate in the exercise.
This is only an exercise; no actual disease-causing agents will be involved in any phase of this exercise. No actual medications or medical care will be provided.
If you have any questions, contact Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator/Planner Amy Feinberg at email@example.com.
We hope to see you on Friday, July 19!
Prince William Health District serves residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. For more information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/. You can also follow the Health District on Twitter @PrinceWilliamHD or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHealthDistrict.