DHS/HHS councils encourage health sector vigilance after Belgium terrorist attacks

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Hospitals are encouraged to review and exercise their security plans following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Belgium, according to leaders of the public/private councils that coordinate health care and public health sector preparedness activities for the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. “Incidents like this give us another opportunity to review our response plans with our employees for situational awareness, maintaining vigilance for behaviors, objects and activities that depart from the norm of their experience, that are out of place for the area, that prompt suspicion, or that otherwise raise safety or security concerns,” the councils said. For more information and related preparedness resources, see the DHS notice.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: preparedness

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