Friday, October 3, 2014

TRENTON: The developments surrounding the Ebola virus case in Dallas, Texas and the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 can very easily create a feeling of helplessness and uncertainty. While only one American was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, we do know that there are at least seven confirmed Enterovirus D68 cases in New Jersey and over 400 in 41 states. Our community must be reassured that Trenton City Hall has a plan of action to deal with any virus outbreak. 

For this reason, Councilman Duncan Harrison requested Mr. James Brownlee, the Director/Health Officer of the Department of Health & Human Services to provide City Council with a detailed presentation that explains the City’s emergency preparedness plan for a virus outbreak. Mr. Brownlee has agreed to do the presentation at our next Council meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:30PM @ Trenton City Hall.


“I look forward to hearing what steps are being taken in our school district to ensure parents and students are taking proper precautions against Enterovirus D68. I also want to hear about funding, staffing, supplies, and other resources the Health Department will have available to it should a crisis arise,” stated Councilman Duncan Harrison.