Additional Pandemic Planning Tools
During a pandemic it is not the intention of the provincial government to make changes to the present emergency management system. The emergency management system in place is time tested; therefore it will remain in use and be augmented as required to match the severity of the pandemic.
The challenges for municipalities during a pandemic will be many and varied; especially should the influenza move from the moderate into severe range. However, they can be grouped under three major headings:
i) maintaining continuity of government;
ii) maintaining essential municipal services; and
iii) responding to emergencies.
To assist municipalities, a template has been developed to help local governments develop their own business continuity plans. The template was developed by members of a municipal government with the assistance of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency.
Municipal Business Continuity Template
For further information on pandemic planning contact the Alberta Emergency Management Agency at:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
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