Friday, March 07, 2014
Volunteers Needed on April 17 for Strategic National Stockpile Exercise
In the event that a public health emergency affected Dare County, Federal and local authorities have plans in place to protect the people in our community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has large amounts of medication and medical supplies (known as the Strategic National Stockpile) stored in various locations around the United States, to be accessed if the emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) was severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. This nationwide program is designed to quickly and efficiently move critical medications, supplies, equipment and vaccines to areas that are experiencing a public health emergency. In order for the medications to be effective, the distribution of these supplies must take place as quickly as possible.
On Thursday, April 17, at Manteo Middle School, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct a full-scale exercise to practice our medical counter-measure dispensing capabilities. This training tool will be a run-through to make sure the process of dispensing medications would run smoothly and efficiently.
The role of the Health Department is to develop a plan, command and control, public information, distribution, dispensing, treatment center coordination, and training, exercise, and evaluation. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will work in conjunction with other local agencies, including Emergency Management and the Medical Reserve Corps.
In the event of a real emergency, any and all medications would be free to everyone, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. During the exercise, the supplies used are not real, but the process of giving out the medications is designed to be as realistic as possible.
Volunteers are needed to help with this exercise. The exercise will take place in the morning and early afternoon of the 17th. Lunch will be provided.
Interested groups, individuals, or anyone interested in joining the local Medical Reserve Corps, can contact James Wooten, Dare County Health and Human Services Preparedness Coordinator, at (252) 475-5073, or by email at email@example.com. Reference#609
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Property Tax Exemption Discussion on March 12 At the Dare County Center
Maggie Dennis with the Dare County Tax Office will be at the Dare County Center in Manteo on Wednesday, March 12th at 12:15 p.m. to explain the exemption and answer any questions you may have. If you are elderly or disabled and own your home and are a permanent resident of North Carolina, you may qualify for a property tax exemption. For more information, call the Dare County Center at 252-475-9270.
Sponsored by the Dare County Center at 950 Marshall C Collins Dr, Manteo NC 27954. For more information call 252.475.9270 Reference#603
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Dare County Center in Manteo will be hosting the Elizabeth City Senior Center billiards players in an 8-ball tournament on Friday, March 14th starting at 9:30 a.m. Winning team will receive the traveling trophy to display in their Center. Currently the DCC club possess the trophy. All participants must be registered Thursday, March 13th at noon. Space is limited so register as soon as possible.
Sponsored by the Dare County Center at 950 Marshall C Collins Dr, Manteo NC 27954. For more information call 252.475.9270 Reference#560
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tax Aide for 55 and Older
All appointment times scheduled at the Dare County Center are FULL. If you need an appointment please call Mary Jernigan at the Baum Center in Kill Devil Hills. You will need to bring the following items to your appointment: Picture ID, SS Card or Taxpayer ID, all W-2's, 1099's, 1098's, and last year's tax return.
Sponsored by the Dare County Center at 950 Marshall C Collins Dr, Manteo NC 27954. For more information call 252.475.9270 Reference#591
Friday, March 21, 2014
3rd Annual 50 & Footloose Dance
The Dare County Center will be hosting our Third Annual 50 and Up Dance with the theme of "A Night To Dance". This event will be Friday, March 21st, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The cost is $8.00 per person to go towards very light appetizers and entertainment. Come dressed as you please but make sure you have on your dancing shoes. Tickets on sale now. Space is limited so get yours today.
Sponsored by the Dare County Center at 950 Marshall C Collins Dr, Manteo NC 27954. For more information call 252.475.9270 Reference#544