(407) 836-5301 or Laureen.Martinez@ocfl.net
Orange County Hosts Community Discussion on Ebola Virus Preparedness
WHAT: Mayor Teresa Jacobs will bring together government and community leaders, as well as public health and law enforcement officials to share plans and provide sector updates. Orange County maintains an extremely high level of readiness and this briefing will further elevate the coordination and familiarization of plans and facilities.
WHO: Dr. George Ralls, Deputy Administrator of Public Safety and Human Services, and Dr. Chris Hunter, Director of Health Services, will provide updates on behalf of Orange County. Community leaders from key sectors, including governance, healthcare, public safety, law enforcement, travel, transportation and more will be in attendance to provide briefings on their sector readiness, and to coordinate with colleagues from other sectors. (See list on page 2.)
WHERE: Orange County Emergency Operations Center 6590 Amory Court, Winter Park, Florida 32792
WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Media Availability: 3:30 p.m.
MEDIA AVAILABLITY: Due to limited space in the Emergency Operations Center, media will set up in the press room located adjacent to the main meeting room. Orange TV will provide a clean video and audio feed of the entire discussion for media use. At 3 p.m., Ann Marie Varga and Laureen Martinez will provide Fact Sheets on EOC operations as well as Orange County smart apps available to the public. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., Mayor Jacobs, Dr. Ralls and Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd will address the media and be available for questions. Media is strongly encouraged to be in place at 2:45 p.m. For technical questions please contact Mike Seif, Orange TV Operations Manager, at 407-685-9097.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs will provide opening remarks. Dr. George Ralls, Deputy Administrator of Public Safety and Human Services, and Dr. Chris Hunter, Director of Health Services, will provide updates on behalf of Orange County. Other participants include:
Attending and speaking:
- George Aguel – President and CEO, Visit Orlando
- Gary Bruhn – Mayor, Windermere, FL and Chairman, Orange County Council of Mayors
- Dr. Jamal Hakim – Interim CEO, Orlando Health
- Randy Hartley – COO, Nemours Hospital for Children and Interim Chairman, the Central Florida Disaster Coalition Board
- Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman – Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Florida Hospital
- Rich Maladecki – President, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
Phillip Brown – Executive Director, GOAA
Tom Draper – Director of Operations, GOAA