Jackson County Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Illness, Protecting our Environment and Preparing for Emergencies

Emergency Planning

Preparedness Intro

Here are some of the areas that JCHD prepares for emergencies: 

  • Early detection of disease
  • Educating the public on ways to protect themselves for both individuals and businesses
  • Providing medication or vaccination to prevent disease
  • Working with health care providers on recommended treatment
  • Limiting exposure to infected persons
  • Ensuring access to safe water, food, and proper sewage disposal

Preparedness Photos

For more information about how to…

  • prepare for an emergency at home
  • how to survive before, during, and after a disaster occurs
  • have safe food and water during a disaster
  • extreme weather preparedness
  • build you own emergency kit
  • business continuity planning
  • how to protect yourself from diseases including H1N1
  • or any other emergency preparedness topics… 

Check out some of the links below

Surviving Disasters:  A Citizens Emergency Handbook

Jackson County Emergency Management Agency


Illinois Department of Public Health - Emergency Preparedness

Ready.Illinois.gov - Individual and Business Planning

Illinois Department of Public Health - H1N1 & Other Public Health Topics

Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenza 

Contact Tsoetsy Harris at ext. 176

For more information on emergency preparedness


 415 Health Department Road

Murphysboro, IL 62966

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After Hours Emergencies 800-875-0162