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Public Health Emergencies and
Media Relations Contact

The DuPage County Health Department is the lead agency DuPage County in the event of a public health emergency. The Health Department will be assisted and supported by the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) when responding to public health threats. The Health Department also works closely with OHSEM when there are any other types of incidents or emergencies impacting DuPage County.

The DuPage County Health Department provides a Public Information Officer (PIO) to act as the agency's official spokesperson with the media, and is the day-to-day media resource for the Board of Health, Executive Director, and Health Department staff.

Members of the media are asked to contact Don Bolger, PIO, via email: don.bolger@dupagehealth.org or by phone: office (630) 221-7374. After business hours: (630) 589-2975.

For current information regarding emergencies in DuPage County, including warming centers, shelters, cooling centers, etc., please go to www.protectdupage.org