Sullivan County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has been preparing to respond to health related emergencies for many years. Extensive planning efforts have been undertaken to ensure that our public health staff and the community's first responders are fully prepared for any type of emergency that has the potential to impact the health of the public. Through the coordination of Sullivan County Public Health Services, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, the Sullivan County Emergency Management / Homeland Security Department, and the Local Emergency Planning Council, emergency preparedness plans are continually updated, improved and practiced to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.
By participating in this survey, you are helping Sullivan County Public Health Services protect the health of our communities by being better prepared for the next health emergency. 
The CDC and NYSDOH recognize the importance of community engagement activities in order to gain insight of the community. Involving the community and collaborating with its members are cornerstones of efforts to improve public health. Based on NYSDOH guidelines, Sullivan County Public Health Services is required to complete a community engagement activities every year. Despite the ongoing health crisis, SCPHS is mandated to complete this requirement. By completing this survey you are providing Sullivan County Public Health Services with the perspective and knowledge of the those around us when responding to an emergency. We thank you for your assistance in taking the time to complete the survey and help us to continue to improve our response to future health emergencies.

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* 1. Please fill out a brief registration form. All information on the registration form is optional and will be used solely for collection of demographic information within the department to guide outreach and services. 

To better understand the demographic this survey is reaching, please provide the following information. All information for the next three questions is optional.

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* 2. Age

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* 3. Gender

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* 4. Ethnicity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that health disasters can be just as devastating as natural and man-made disasters. It has also illustrated the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency.
The purpose of this survey is to determine if and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your decisions about emergency preparedness.

What is Your Plan? Do you have supplies? Are You Ready?

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* 5. During the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic were you able to access important information that was relevant to you and your family?

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* 6. Where did you get your information about COVID-19 from? Check all that apply.

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* 7. Where did you feel you were able to get the most current and reliable information?

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* 8. Were you able to access services during the pandemic:

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Transportation
Food or meal delivery
Telemedicine or medical services
Mental health or substance use services
Shelter or housing assistance
Day care / childcare

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* 9. Were you prepared to stay at home for at least 14 days? For example, if you would be told to quarantine, did you have food, water, medicine, pet supplies, etc. for 14 days?)

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* 10. What are your biggest obstacles or problems during a stay at home order?

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* 11. Were you prepared for children to stay at home and attend school virtually?

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* 12. What were the biggest obstacles to children staying home and/or virtual learning?

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* 13. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic are you more likely to:

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Stockpile food
Stockpile water
Stockpile pet supplies
Stockpile medications
Stockpile cleaning supplies
Change personal hygiene routines
Change cleaning habits

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* 14. Were there things you were not able to get during the pandemic that affected your daily routine? For example, were you not able to get food, medications, cleaning supplies, etc?

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* 15. Were you / are you able to get adequate face coverings or other personal protective equipment you need?

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* 16. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, are you more likely to:

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Create an emergency plan for your family?
Review emergency supplies on a regular basis?
Follow health advice from the local health department?

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* 17. How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your view on the importance of emergency planning?

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* 18. What should the emergency planners for the local, state, and federal government think about when planning to help the community population during a health (or weather) emergency?

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* 19. Is there any other information you feel would help others prepare for an emergency?

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