Large-scale emergency drill coming to Emory, CDC Wednesday

Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the jurisdictions that comprise the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative will hold large-scale emergency drills at Emory Wednesday, March 14 and on the CDC campus Saturday, March 17.

The joint exercise will test participating organizations’ response to a large-scale active threat within the Atlanta metropolitan region and include multiple agencies. 

It will last on Emory’s campus from 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, with the campus serving as a staging area for fire, police and other personnel. Streets or parts of streets will be closed, including Dowman Drive at Kilgo Circle and Eagle Row. 

The drill at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Roybal Campus will last from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17. 

Emory University Hospital’s Emergency Department and Grady Hospital’s Marcus Trauma Center will be participating in the exercise, but both hospitals will maintain normal operations. 


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