CDC announced the release of CRC SimPLER, a free, publicly available, online tool to help state and local emergency and public health planners prepare for setting up community reception centers (CRCs) to monitor people following a large-scale radiation emergency. CRC SimPLER enables planners to estimate their throughput based on currently available resources. Planners can also determine where additional resources would be most beneficial to optimize their response goals.
ASTHO and the NARR hosted a second introductory workshop on Monday, Aug. 23 from 1-2 p.m. ET via Zoom. CDC’s Lauren Finklea introduced the basics of CRC SimPLER and then gave participants the chance to explore new features of the CRC SimPLER tool themselves, such as the side-by-side comparison option. Participants are encouraged to email scenarios they would like to work through during the session to firstname.lastname@example.org.