Volunteers sought for anthrax drill on Friday at GCC

Staff Reports Posted 21 September 2015 at 12:00 am

BATAVIA – The health departments in Genesee and Orleans counties are working together on an emergency preparedness exercise on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Genesee Community College’s Batavia Campus.

Volunteers are sought to help the health departments simulate dispensing medication to residents. The drill will help local health officials prepare for an anthrax attack. Volunteers will be served lunch.

Both Health Departments will be temporarily closed on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents interested in volunteering for the drill can find out more information by calling the Orleans County Health Department at (585) 589-3279 or the Genesee County Health Department at (585) 344-2580, ext. 5555.