Governor to Appoint Ebola Task Force

| October 19, 2014

ebolahysteria-croppedATLANTA — Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Sunday he would sign an executive order to create a task force to define Georgia’s response to the Ebola threat to the state.

Deal said the group would assess the state’s health and emergency management procedures and devise recommendations for the state’s health workers and political leadership.

“Rest assured, Georgia is taking the threat of the Ebola virus seriously,” Deal said. “The creation of this team is an additional step in the state’s response to this disease and will further our efforts to ensure the safety and quality of life for our citizens.”

The task force will include emergency response personnel, National Guardsmen, Department of Community Health physicians, infectious disease experts and politians.  Emory Hospital personnel will also be included in the team.

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