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DHS news release

Oct. 28, 2005

Contact: Bonnie Widerburg (971) 673-1282


Media advisory


Statewide exercise to test emergency preparedness



What: The distribution of mock medical supplies to Oregonians to test preparedness for any exposure to a deadly disease. The process is the focus of a statewide public health emergency exercise set for next week.


Who: Governor Ted Kulongoski
John Leeper, Washington County commissioner
Susan Allan, M.D., state public health director, Oregon Department of Human Services
Jay Kravitz, M.D., Washington County public health officer


Where: Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, NW 158th and SW Walker Road in Beaverton


When: 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2


Details: From Nov. 1 through Nov. 3, public health officials across Oregon will practice their response to a potentially massive disease outbreak. The task at hand is to rapidly deploy the federal Strategic National Stockpile of life-saving medications into communities to be administered to local residents.


On Wed., Nov. 2, the governor and public health officials will deliver remarks at the Washington County mass-dispensing site, specifically set up for the exercise.


Following formal remarks, the media can observe part of the exercise and talk with public health officials.


* Note:There will be photo and video opportunities.