The City of Peru has stood up its Emergency Operations Center.

The EOC, as it’s called, essentially is a crisis-coordination room that’s running every weekday during the virus outbreak. It’s located in the large community space at Peru City Hall. Similar to centers the city stands up during natural events like tornadoes, the room has work spaces for representatives from Peru’s Police and Fire Departments, as well as other city departments.

Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei says the point of the EOC is to allow immediate, organized, and flexible responses to virus-related incidents.

Bernabei points out that the space is big enough to enable open communication among departments while still following virus-driven guidelines.

Chief Bernabei stresses that the center is staffed by a senior official at all times.

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