Infectious Disease Self-Administered Tabletop Exercises (Exercise in a Box)

Presented by the Virginia Department of Health, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Infectious Disease Self-Administered Tabletop Exercise contains a series of six exercise scenarios all addressing a different disease impacting the Commonwealth of Virginia. For each exercise, there are a series of documents to help local jurisdictions conduct the tabletop exercise. Each scenario is available here as a separate ZIP file. (For information on opening ZIP files, please click here.)

Local Health District Shelter Operations Table top Exercise 2023

Local Health District Shelter Operations Readiness Tabletop Exercise Information Collection and Analysis Plan 2023

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).








Additional exercise templates for Ebola Exercises can be found with NETEC.