Cortland County plans for Ebola
Cortland County officials asked the county Health Department Tuesday to take the lead on informing all department officials of the precautions they must take in the event of a local Ebola case.
Mary Ann Haley, deputy director of the health department, said in a Budget and Finance Committee meeting Tuesday morning she is working on a comprehensive plan in the event Ebola is diagnosed in Cortland County.
Legislature Chairman Susan Briggs (R-Cortlandville) asked the health department to take the lead for all departments regarding Ebola protocols, after noting she received a call from a legislator who told her a department head wanted to purchase hazardous material suits.
“I told them to hold off because we’re waiting for the health department and I imagine you’re (Haley) talking to the state to come up with a plan forCortland County,” Briggs said.
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