Friday, August 2, 2013

Mississippi: Emergency officials discuss plans to handle pandemic

August 2, 2013
By Alexandra Hedrick, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item

POPLARVILLE — Manley said there are about 52,000 people in Pearl River County and discussed a plan to set up closed and open point of dispensing sites across the county.

A closed point of dispensing site is established to serve the needs of a specific group. As an example, Manley said if Manna Ministries was established as a closed point of dispensing site, members of Manna Ministry would go to that site to receive care or necessary medications during a pandemic. This would reduce the number of people going to open point of dispensing sites. Open point of dispensing locations would be for any member of the community that had not been directed to a closed POD site.

Manley discussed turning health care facilities, churches, schools and Pearl River Community College into closed points of dispensing sites. -


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