What is a public health emergency?
A public health emergency is a disaster, infectious disease outbreak, bioterrorist attack, or other significant or catastrophic event that threatens individual or community health.

How will I know if there is a public health emergency in Cobb and/or Douglas counties?
Monitoring official sources, for example Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will help ensure that the information you receive is accurate and factual. Cobb & Douglas Public Health releases official information through the news media, on our website, and via Twitter (@CDPHga) and Facebook (@CDPHga).

What should I do when official sources say that a public health emergency exists?
Follow the instructions provided by official sources. If the situation calls for the public to take medication, CDPH will establish Points of Distribution (PODs) where people can receive the medication.

What is a Point of Distribution