Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with Gwinnett County Health Department will offer "Zombie Pandemic Preparedness" workshops in October.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic. It remains the deadliest pandemic in human history and a similar event could occur today with catastrophic results due to modern-day trade, travel, and shifting demographics.
Keisha Francis, Environmental Epidemiologist and leading investigator for foodborne and waterborne outbreaks in Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties, will discuss resources and tips on how to plan and prepare for a real-life pandemic.
Workshops take place on the following dates:
October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Lawrenceville;
October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Suwanee Branch, 361 Main St., Suwanee.
This program is free and open to the public.
About Gwinnett County Public Library
The award-winning Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) system was formed in 1996 after the dissolution of the Gwinnett-Forsyth Regional Library. For more than 20 years, GCPL has provided resources and services that enrich and inspire our community. The Library has 15 branches that offer free access to computers and Wi-Fi, classes, materials, and programming for people of all ages. In 2016, more than 5 million items were checked out at GCPL, more than any other library system in Georgia. GCPL was recognized as a Top Workplace by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution in 2017 and 2018. For more information about Gwinnett County Public Library programs and services, visit gwinnettpl.org.