The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative

Pandemic Preparedness Planning

Below, please find the different products and resources developed as part of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP FY20) Pandemic Preparedness Project:


Pandemic Crisis Communication Toolkit

The Pandemic Crisis Communications Toolkit is an interactive, searchable website-based resource for Public Information Officers (PIOs) in the 14 Bay Area jurisdictions. Its purpose is to assist jurisdictions in developing pandemic crisis communications in preparedness, response, and recovery phases. For additional resources on emergency public information and warning click here.


Please click on the following link to access the video recording of the Pandemic Crisis Communication Toolkit. You can also access the training presentation slides here.


Regionwide COVID-19 AAR

The Regionwide COVID-19 AAR focuses on major trends and recommendations noted by multiple stakeholders to assist in identifying regional actions that are feasible and will have maximum impact on future emergency responses. The document also informs specific regional priorities for future consideration and advocacy.


Regional Pandemic Preparedness Framework

The Pandemic Preparedness Framework represents a collaboratively developed path for pandemic preparedness across the Bay Area. This Framework is intended to assist local jurisdictions in updating or preparing local plans related to pandemic protection, preparedness, response, and recovery. It leverages the Regionwide COVID-19 AAR to include the lessons learned, best practices, and recommendations.

Access the attachments to the framework here


Updated California Region II Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Guide

Coming Soon


Scarce Resource Decision Making Tool

Coming Soon


More catastrophic planning resources are available in the UASI Resource Library.