Nevada County emergency responders discuss Ebola preparedness |

Nevada County emergency responders discuss Ebola preparedness

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and Public Health Department met with local first responders to discuss the federal, state, and county Ebola preparedness efforts, according to this week’s Friday Memo sent out by the Nevada County Chief Executive Officer Rick Haffey.

The first responders represented all local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services agencies.

Dr. Ken Cutler, the Nevada County Public Health Officer, updated the group on the current status of the Ebola outbreak as well as the appropriate handling and response procedures when dealing with suspected Ebola-infected patients.

In addition, Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell and County Counsel Alison Barratt-Green discussed legal concerns in relation to quarantine.

Though there are currently no cases of Ebola in California, the local medical and first responder agencies are being proactive during this public health event.

Other items in this week’s Friday Memo include:

— Halloween at the Madelyn Helling Library.

Bring your preschoolers to a fun Halloween-themed storytime at the Madelyn Helling Library at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The usual program of stories and songs will finish with a parade through the library and staff areas to show off Halloween finery and receive treats.

Costumes are encouraged.

— Writers’ Workshop at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Madelyn Helling Library will be hosting a free Writers’ Workshop in the Collaborative Technology Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Writers of all levels are invited to share, brainstorm, collaborate, create and revise together. Bring a piece of writing to discuss.

— New Yarn Arts Group forming at the Madelyn Helling Library.

The first meeting of “In Stitches,” a new group for knitting and crocheting, will be held in the Collaborative Technology Center at the Madelyn Helling Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Bring your current project (or a desire to learn) and enjoy camaraderie and advice, as well as information about the latest websites that support yarn arts.

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