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Zika Alert Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for the agencies and organizations that make up your Healthcare Coalition to work as a unified team to effectively monitor the community’s concerns regarding the Zika Virus and appropriately manage the flow of information to the public.

The exercise is designed as an opportunity to assess portions of the following Public Health Preparedness Capabilities.

# 1: Community Preparedness
# 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning
# 6: Information Sharing

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Zika Alert – A Risk Communications / Healthcare Coalition Response Tabletop
Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

Throughout Central and South America the mosquito borne Zika Virus has become a major health concern. Many of the countries that make up the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are occupied with educating their citizens about the threat of the virus while working to mitigate mosquitos, the carrier of the virus.

In the United States, state and local public health agencies are expressing their concerns about the spread of the virus throughout the country.   

Exercise Participation Information

Your healthcare coalition, agency or organization can participate in this exercise for $600.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
September 7, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Zika Virus Register Now From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Incident Management Team
October 26, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Zika Virus Registration Opening Soon
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.