CIVIL UNREST PREPAREDNESS

As we near the deadline for the 2020 Presidential Election, it is important for us to stay safe and have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Regardless of the outcome of the election, discontent and civil unrest is expected. Being prepared in case of civil unrest and its’ effects can greatly mitigate and reduce the impact of the effects that this civil unrest could have on our communities. In order to be better prepared and to stay safe from civil unrest as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is recommended that individuals prepare for this unrest ahead of time. Individuals are advised to avoid metropolitan areas including Spokane during the week of November 3rd and to obtain food and any other needed supplies ahead of this time. It is also recommended that if an individual has appointments scheduled near this time that they reschedule them to an earlier or later date if possible. In following with the states’ guidelines for avoiding infection of COVID-19, individuals are discouraged from attending large gatherings and are advised to continue adhering to social distancing guidelines. Individuals are also advised to maintain communications with family and friends who may be at greater risk of harm due to civil unrest. Individuals are also encouraged to contact their local Law Enforcement if they observe illegal activity or in the event of an emergency.

For more information on how you can prepare and help those around you prepare visit https://www.ready.gov/.