- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - People who work at the West Virginia Capitol Complex are set to participate in an emergency medical drill.

The exercise is set for Tuesday on the Capitol grounds. The state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says dozens of volunteers from across the three branches of government are expected to participate in the testing of what’s known as a “closed point of dispensing,” which is designed to provide medicine in the event of a public health emergency. It would decrease the number of people going to health facilities for medicine and help ensure the continuity of government operations.

Department spokesman Lawrence Messina says the exercise is based on years of emergency response planning. He says it does not suggest any specific threat and is no cause for alarm.


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