City of Greensboro and Guilford County officials have updated the www.readyguilford.org/ebola webpage with information for residents about the Ebola virus. The City is working closely with the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services (Division of Public Health) along with police, fire, Guilford Metro 9-1-1, local health care systems, schools, and colleges in actively monitoring the public health concerns related to the virus.
In the event of an Ebola case, a coordinated comprehensive management plan is in place thanks to Guilford County Public Health and local hospitals and other public health partners, including healthcare providers and emergency responders. Therefore, if an Ebola case did occur in Guilford County, state and local public health professionals would quickly identify everyone who was potentially exposed and take immediate measures to prevent further spread. Both state and local public health professionals have extensive training and experience with this type of investigation and response.
Residents are reminded of the Guilford Emergency Alert, Notification, and Information System (GEANI). GEANI is an automated system to notify you of urgent and emergency information through your cell phone, home phone, and/or e-mail. The system provides time sensitive, geographically based public safety messages through voice, text, and e-mail, and is available to all residents and businesses within Guilford County (including City of High Point residents in Forsyth, Davidson, and Randolph Counties). To register for the GEANI system or for more information, visit www.readyguilford.org/geani.
More information is also available through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services site at www.publichealth.nc.gov.