Our goal at the Monroe County Health Department is to address public health needs and be prepared to respond in the event the county is impacted by a bioterrorism incident, natural disaster, infectious disease and disease outbreaks.

Health departments are working with federal, state and local agencies to develop emergency response plans to protect the public from a bioterrorism incident. Bioterrorism is the intentional use of a biological or chemical agent to harm or kill people. In the event of a biological incident, the local health department will be a lead agency and assist in the coordination and response efforts.

In the event of a natural disaster, health departments will assist first responders, such as firefighters and police, as needed, for such things as immunizations, food and water safety, and sanitation control. We will also serve as an information source to the public, providing important health and environmental information pertinent to the disaster.


Victoria Kehrer

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
1315 Jamie Lane Waterloo, IL 62298-5569
Phone: 618-939-3871 Ext. 218
Fax: 618-939-4459
Email: vkehrer@monroecountyhealth.org


Want to know more about Emergency Preparedness?

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Personal Emergency Preparedness

Medical Reserve Corps.

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