If a flu pandemic or bioterrorism attack strikes the Wasatch Back, the Summit County Health Department wants residents to be ready.
As such, it is partnering with Zions Bank Saturday for a practice run for distributing antibiotics or anti-viral medication via drive-thru windows. The first exercise of its kind in the nation will is scheduled at bank drive-up lanes in Coalville and Kamas. The exercise is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the two Zions branches, each located on the towns' Main streets.
To encourage people to participate, Zions Bank will give each child a $1 presidential coin. There also will be drawings for Jazz tickets, golf at Thanksgiving Point and otehr items.
The exercise is funded by a grant from the Cities Readiness Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The bank's Coalville branch is at 5 S. Main Street, while the Kamas office is at 112 S. Main Street.
Derek P. Jensen