OFFICIAL GRANT COUNTY OREGON COVID-19 WEBSITE
Operational Period Command Emphasis:
General Situational Awareness
Continue to monitor state trends and guidance and participate in appropriate OHA calls. Monitor training needs. Assist in oversight and disbursement of PPE, monitor communication, develop/distribute press releases, monitor public utilization of public lands/impact upon local businesses, monitor community health concerns, develop strategies around recovery in Grant County.
Monitor behavioral health needs of Grant County.
Provide cohesive, real-time situational awareness of the impact that COVID-19 is having on Grant County by rapidly obtaining information inputs from various sources then documenting and distilling that information into usable and actionable information for decision makers of critical services within our county.
Provide cohesive real-time situational awareness of the impact that the coronavirus is having on Grant County by rapidly obtaining information inputs from various sources, documenting and distilling that information into usable actionable information for decision makers of critical services within our county.
General Situational Awareness
The EOC is functional and carrying out the basic required functions. The EOC will be implementing state and federal requirements on an ongoing basis to include PPE Distribution, PPE Burn Rate Monitoring, County Reporting Requirements, and Financial Tracking. At present there is one (1) reported case of COVID-19 in Grant County (Status: RECOVERED). PPE is adequate. Phase I reopening is active.. Projecting fire crews will enter the county in the next 30-90 days and protocols need to be in place. One Member of the EOC is sick at home.
The Grant County Emergency Operations Center was activated 3-9-2020 with the requirement to operate as the central hub of information, coordination, and planning for the COVID-19 Pandemic in Grant County. This level of emergency has not been experienced in our lifetime. Currently there is a PANDEMIC emergency that is ongoing with a state of emergency declared until June 2020. Additionally, there is an ECONOMIC emergency that will require planning and support for some time to come. Traditional concerns with Fire, Flood, Earthquake, SAR combine with the projections for second Wave of COVID-19 and/or the economic impacts of the Pandemic such food shortages, inability of families to pay for basic needs, and future phase reopening planning creates a daunting challenge for Grant County
The Emergency Operation Center provides the following:
1) Collect, Analyze, Share Information
The EOC functions fall under one of two major roles — interagency coordination and/or decision making. Information collection, analysis, and distribution is part of coordination. The team members may use on-site responders, activity logs, social media, traditional media, and victim statements as information. Typically, they catalog this data and turn it into reports for local or national leaders. The EOC team may also distribute information from leaders to the general public, serving as a knowledge hub for news media members.
2) Support Resource Needs and Requests
Acquiring, allocating, and tracking resources, coordinating among all involved agencies and departments along with on-site incident responders.
3) Coordinate Plans & Determine Current and Future Needs
An EOC contains an ecosystem of multiple agencies that all work together in a coordinated fashion. EOCs help the agencies work together to form a coherent, comprehensive disaster response under the guidelines of the National Incident Management System or lead agency.
4) Provide Coordination and Policy Direction
The EOC team “provide(s) guidance on strategic priorities and resource support.” Team members also work with legal counsel, authorize protective measures, and authorize information sharing with external audiences such as the media. Typically, staff in an EOC liaise with other government agencies at all levels, including state, local, tribal, and federal.
The Grant County Emergency Operations Center has a limited mandate. It is reviewed monthly by the county court to gauge need and requirements. The EOC is designed to evolve with the emergency and alter structure in order to best serve the County and community. The current structure evolved to meet the needs of planning and execution of business reopening and financial accounting/recuperation for Grant County. Operations maintains a capability to coordinate response under the reopening plan should COVID-19 surge, outbreaks occur, or an additional wave strikes and affects the county. Additionally, the structure, knowledge, guidance, and planning are captured and documented so as future emergencies occur, Grant County will be in a strong position to effectively respond.
Public Information (PIO)
EDUCATION & PREVENTION
COORDINATION COMMUNICATION OUTREACH
OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT