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Clark County employees prepare for emergency response exercise

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 23:23:10-04

CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas conducted a full-scale emergency response exercise called The Mega-POD.

It put SNHD's plans to the test; the dispensing of medication and vaccinations to Southern Nevadans in a public health emergency.

The exercise included approximately 200 staff members from Clark County who all played multiple roles during the exercise.

The exercise was designed to test the Health District’s ability to dispense medication to the community in a large-scale public health emergency as well as to test the logistics of the Thomas & Mack Center as a large-scale POD location.

The exercise also trained employees to remain calm and provide guidance.

The Health District works with jurisdictional partners such as Clark County and UNLV to be able to set up Points of Dispensing (PODs) in large facilities as part of its response.