Exercise Benefits / Facts
This exercise served as an opportunity for the staff and management of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County to enhance their understanding and capabilities of preparing the workplace for a significant influenza pandemic.
The primary purpose of this exercise was to analyze the ability of the department to maintain operation with a reduced workforce due to a high employee absenteeism rate due to the influenza pandemic via a series of informational scenarios and injects.
An outbreak of unusually severe respiratory illness is identified in a small village in southern China. Over the next 45 to 60 days the outbreak becomes a devastating Phase 6 Influenza Pandemic effecting communities throughout the United States.
The Outbreak Anarchy Tabletop Exercise was held in the afternoon of May 17, 2013, at the Florida Health Department in Orlando Florida.