A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. (2015). A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency.
This document can assist emergency managers with planning and response efforts related to shelter operations in a radiation emergency. The guide includes information on screening for radioactive contamination, decontamination, radiation monitoring, registration, health surveillance, and communications consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Reception Center guidance. Chapter Three of this guidance document shares strategies for screening and decontamination (of people, service animals, pets, possessions, and vehicles) in shelters. Quick guides on decontamination are provided as appendices.