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  • In an effort to raise awareness of earthquake preparedness, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ad Council have partnered with Warner Bros. to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes from the action thriller San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson.

     

     

    “As a father, safety is always a top of mind issue for me,” said Dwayne Johnson. “That’s why I am proud to be partnering with FEMA and the Ad Council, to make sure as many people as possible know what to do in the event of an earthquake. They can happen anywhere in the U.S. without warning, so if you ever find yourself in the middle of one, remember – drop, cover and hold on.”

     

    It is critically important to highlight the steps people can take to protect themselves from an earthquake. According to joint research by the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) and FEMA, nearly half the U.S. population, 150 million Americans, are exposed to potentially damaging earthquake shaking.

     

    “Earthquakes can occur anywhere in the U.S. without warning,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “The PSA provides earthquake safety tips that are vital to preparing yourself and your family to react quickly, which will save lives.”

     

    Learn more at Ready.gov/Earthquake.

     

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    The National Capital Region (NCR) is a collection of sovereign jurisdictions, including cities, counties, states and the District of Columbia. This website and the efforts of the region's communicators and public information officers will focus on regional collaboration between the region's homeland security partners to achieve a safe and secure National Capital Region.

  • The Fairfax County Health Department and the District of Columbia Department of Health are investigating a confirmed case of measles in an adult with recent history of international travel.

     

    The individual has been discharged from Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and is no longer contagious. Prior to diagnosis, the individual visited multiple locations in both Washington, D.C. and Fairfax County.

     

    Public health workers are engaged in a coordinated effort to identify those who were in direct contact with the person with measles and are making the appropriate notifications. Out of an abundance of caution, the health departments are also informing people who may have been exposed during the time period prior to the diagnosis when the person was contagious, between May 10 and May 16, 2015.

     

    People who were at the locations listed below, at the times indicated, may have been exposed to the measles virus and should call the health department in that jurisdiction to determine their risk for measles.

     

    In Fairfax County, a call center has been established to address concerns and answer questions about measles. Anyone concerned about exposures in Fairfax County are encouraged to call 703-267-3511 between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and May 21.

     

    For concerns about exposures in Washington, D.C., people should contact the District of Columbia Department of Health at 202-420-0199.

     

    Preventative treatment may be recommended for those who were exposed and are unvaccinated and at high risk (including pregnant women, infants under the age of 12 months, and people with severely compromised immune systems). Please call the health department in your jurisdiction as soon as possible to be assessed for exposure risk.

     

    Measles is a highly contagious illness caused by a virus that is spread through coughing, sneezing and contact with secretions from the nose, mouth and throat of an infected individual. While few measles cases are reported in the United States, the disease is common in many parts of the world.

     

    Symptoms of measles usually appear within 7 to 21 days after exposure and can include fever greater than 101 degrees, runny nose, watery red eyes and cough, followed by a blotchy rash that appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. The disease is most severe in infants and adults.

     

    People who have received at least one dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in the past are at very low risk of being infected with measles. Measles is easily preventable through safe and effective MMR vaccine. All members of the community who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to do so to protect themselves and others.

     

    Residents who were present at any of the locations listed above during the exposure times should review their family’s vaccination history and call their health care provider if they experience any symptoms of measles. Please call ahead before going to the doctor’s office or the emergency room and tell them that you may have been exposed to measles.

     

    If you or a family member has not received the MMR vaccination and you were present at one of the locations listed below during the exposure time, then please call either the Fairfax County Health Department or the D.C. Department of Health at the phone numbers listed.

     

    For more information on measles, visit the Fairfax County Health Department at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd, the District of Columbia Department of Health at www.doh.dc.gov or Virginia Department of Health at www.vdh.state.va.us.

     

    Locations in Washington, D.C.:

    Location Exposure Time Health Department to Call for Questions/Concerns
    Embassy Suites
    900 10th St., NW
    Washington, D.C.
    Sunday, May 10 through
    Friday, May 15, All hours
    District of Columbia Department of Health
    202-420-0199
    IFC Building
    2121 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, D.C.
    Monday, May 11
    7 a.m.-2 p.m.
    District of Columbia Department of Health
    202-420-0199

     

    Locations in Fairfax County, Va.:

    Location Exposure Time Health Department to Call
    Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
    Emergency Department
    3300 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, Va.
    Tuesday, May 12
    10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Fairfax County HD
    703-267-3511
    Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
    North Tower (Floors 6-11)
    3300 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, Va.
    Friday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. to Saturday,
    May 16 at 3 p.m.
    Fairfax County HD
    703-267-3511
    Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
    North Tower (Lobby)
    3300 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, Va.
    Friday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Saturday, May 16, 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Fairfax County HD
    703-267-3511
    Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
    Women’s and Children’s Bldg.
    (Ground Level & Basement)
    3300 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, Va.
    Friday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Saturday, May 16, 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Fairfax County HD
    703-267-3511
    Woodburn Medical Park Building #2
    3289 Woodburn Road
    Annandale, Va.
    Friday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fairfax County HD
    703-267-3511
    The Shelby Apartments,
    6200 N. Kings Highway Alexandria, Va.
    Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Friday, May 15, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Fairfax County HD
    703-267-3511

     

     

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About the National Capital Region

The National Capital Region (NCR) is a collection of sovereign jurisdictions, including cities, counties, states and the District of Columbia. This website and the efforts of the region's communicators and public information officers will focus on regional collaboration between the region's homeland security partners to achieve a safe and secure National Capital Region. Below are the jurisdictions that comprise the National Capital Region:


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