DISASTER READINESS CALENDAR

Do you want to build a resilient public garden that is prepared for all hazards? True business resilience means maintaining safe facilities, educating your workforce, investing in supplier relationships, and building community connections. Why? Being prepared can mitigate any hazards you face and decrease your overall costs of disruptions.

NOVEMBER

In November, prepare your business and garden plans for pandemics and public health emergencies. Preparedness is key!

How Can Your Organization Plan for Public Health Emergencies?

Pandemics are a disease outbreak, most often caused by viruses, that affect many people and span large areas, spreading from person to person. It is very difficult to predict when a new pandemic will emerge and it can spread very quickly to new areas. It is important to plan before an emergency happens. Like other disasters, pandemics can have detrimental impacts on your community and organization. Planning for and responding to pandemics is complex as they impact everyone in your community and beyond. There are many resources available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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What Does Preparation Look Like?

Check out this Pandemics webpage to help prepare:

  • Learn how diseases spread to help protect yourself and others.
  • Prepare for the possibility of having to close your public garden. Check out this Essential Staff Operations Planning and Procedures During Pandemic resource.
  • Gather supplies including cleaning supplies to help prevent disease spread.
  • Create an emergency plan for your organization so employees will know how to react and respond during public health emergencies.

Where Can I Learn More?

To learn more, you can check out our COVID-19: Resources for Gardens webpage for resources on business continuity and recovery, operations, employee management, and more. While some of these resources are COVID-19 specific, most are applicable to many public health emergencies.

    BE PREPARED EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR

    January

    Resolve to be Ready

    Resolve to be Ready

    February

    Severe Weather Awareness

    Severe Weather Awareness

    March

    Flood Preparedness

    Flood Preparedness

    April

    Pest & Pathogen Preparedness

    Pest & Pathogen Preparedness

    May

    Hurricane Preparedness

    Hurricane Preparedness

    June

    Fire Safety Preparedness

    Fire Safety Preparedness

    July

    Business Continuity & Emergency Fund

    Business Continuity & Emergency Fund

    August

    Heat and Drought Preparedness

    Heat and Drought Preparedness

    September

    Disaster Preparedness Month

    Disaster Preparedness Month

    October

    Earthquake ShakeOut

    Earthquake ShakeOut

    November

    Pandemic and Public Health Awareness

    Pandemic and Public Health Awareness

    December

    Winter and Freeze Preparedness

    Winter and Freeze Preparedness