DDFE CPProjectsSummer Stomach Bug Tabletop Exercise

Summer Stomach Bug Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management undertook an initiative to design, conduct and evaluate an exercise entitled “Summer Stomach Bug – An EOC / Foodborne Illness Response Tabletop Exercise”.

This exercise served as an opportunity for Virginia’s city and county emergency management agencies along with their partner agencies and organizations to assess the ability to effectively manage response activities from the local Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The Objectives of the exercise are to:

  • Demonstrate the ability of the local EOC to use WebEOC to transmit information and resource requests to the Virginia Emergency Operations Center (VEOC).
  • Demonstrate the ability of the local EOC personnel to gather, organize and document incident situation and resource information to maintain Situational Awareness within the local EOC.
  • Demonstrate the ability of the local EOC to establish and maintain a unified and coordinated operational structure and process that integrates all critical stakeholders.

Exercise Scenario

Day 2 – Tuesday – 10:19PM

The annual Memorial Day Festival was held this past weekend to honor the men and women of the Armed Services who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

During the three day event 5,000 plus residents attended concerts, dances and craft shows while old and young alike enjoyed amusement rides and a wide variety of foods from local vendors.

Norovirus Awareness Video

Access the Norovirus Awareness video for information regarding this type of foodborne illness.

Exercise Briefing

An Exercise Briefing video has been produced to ensure that teams and individual team members are ready to successfully partake in the exercise. This video provides valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in the exercise.

Access and view the Exercise Briefing.

Exercise Conclusion

The Summer Stomach Bug Exercise was conducted at locations throughout the State of Virginia between September 2015 and July 2016.