- How to recognize and declare a public health emergency
- How to establish incident command and maintain it over a long period
- How to provide accurate, actionable information to the public in a timely manner
- How to mitigate against the spread of a disease
- How to coordinate with other Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) to ensure the continued protection of the public against all hazards
Think beyond the scenario
- The other side (the outbreak) doesn’t announce the schedule.
- The other side doesn’t agree to limit the number of players on the field or even the size of the playing field.
- There are no time-outs or referees.
- There are few videos to watch of your opponent in previous games.
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