Rapid Response Teams

Appropriate discipline-specific team members investigate cases to determine the actual extent and potential spread of the disease. Communication among responders and with principal contacts is maintained until all infected persons have been treated, all required contacts have been made and all at-risk persons have been adequately interviewed and/or received preventive treatment. Team stand down only when all members agree that the disease has sufficiently been controlled.

Membership Requirements

Each member of a local health department Epi Rapid Response Team is required to:

  • Have supervisor and LHD director approval and submit official sign-off sheet;
  • Attend an ERRT beginner's training session (usually two days);
  • Attend the Application Exercise Day in the first year as an ERRT member;
  • Attend, as a refresher, an Application Exercise Day once every four years;
  • Complete at least four hours of contact hours annually;
  • Attend at least two ERRT annual conferences every four years.

ERRT Resources

ERRT Members Documents  

External Links:

2013 ERRT Conference

2012 ERRT Conference

2010 ERRT Conference

2007 ERRT Conference

2006 ERRT Conference

2005 ERRT Conference

2004 ERRT Conference


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