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DATE:

October 23, 2014

TO:

Students/Staff @ DACC

FROM:

John Perez, Student Body President

SUBJECT:

Emergency Procedure

I am writing regarding the current situation with the Ebola virus. As you all may know the virus
has mutated and is now spreading faster than ever before. I will be going over the emergency
response process here at DACC, should we run the risk of being infected, and a few tips on how
to prevent infection.
According to the NMSU communicable disease response plan, the virus has reached a threat
level of 3. This requires students and staff to begin evaluating suspension of classes, social
distancing, travel warnings, and self-isolation for those with illness. In figure 1.0, the chart
shows the preparations and strategies the responsible party will take in such a case.
Essential
Functions
Responsible Party
NMSU Emergency
Plan Incident
Response Level
Criteria

Level 1: Intense NMSU


Planning and
Preparations
Minimal immediate hazard to
students, faculty and staff. Can be
resolved with minimal outside
agency assistance. Evaluating
mitigation strategies for perceived
threat at hand

Level 2: NMSU
Implement Mitigation
Strategies
High immediate hazard to students,
faculty and staff. Requires
coordination with outside agencies

Level 3: NMSU Actively


Evaluating Suspension
of Classes
Significant percentage of students,
faculty and staff infected or ill.
Requires substantial coordination
with emergency with emergency
operations centers
Essential employees report for duty

Communicable Disease Planning


Committee

Assess threat and implement


appropriate level1 communicable
disease response activities
Encourage departments to draft,
update continuity of operations
plans

Assess threat and implement


appropriate level2 activities
Activates CART, if not already
convened
Plan for recovery in post
communicable disease period

Communicable disease planning


committee is released when CART
is activated

Figure 1.0 Communicable Disease Response plan


The CDC provides a useful all hazards emergency kit which I will provide below

Waterone gallon per person, per day


Foodnonperishable, easy-to-prepare items (minimum 3 day supply)
Flashlight

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible


Extra Batteries
First aid kit (whistle, antibiotic ointment, bandages, face masks, gloves and reference
book)
Medications (7 day supply and medicinal dispensers if necessary)
Multipurpose supplies (wrench, pliers, plastic sheet, duct tape, scissors, matches)
Sanitation/personal hygiene items and bleach
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof
of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with charger
Family Disaster Plan (family and emergency contact information)
Extra Cash
Emergency blanket, extra clothes, sleeping bag (1 for each person
Maps of the area

Having the items in this list can upper the chances of survival for both you and your family in the
case of an emergency. Shown in figure 1.1, is a pie graph I made showing the 5 main expenses
that are vital in your all hazards emergency kit and should set you up for your first month of
survival all within an 800 dollar budget. As you can see food and water should be top priorities.
Figure 1.1

$800 Budget Survival Kit


100, 13%
250, 31%
100, 13%

100, 12%

250, 31%
food

water

travel supplies

weapon

extra money

Be sure to keep away from people who are infected. Subjects with the virus can look a lot like
characters in science fiction. Again they are highly infectious and are known to bite and scratch
their victims. Here is a sighting in a town not too far away from here.

Once again I highly advise everyone to keep safe and out of harms way. Take care and god
speed.