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Posted on: July 13, 2018

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S 2018 PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM IS JULY 31

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2018 Placard Reentry Program is available to agencies with representation at the Emergency Operations Center. These agencies can obtain early reentry placards for their employees from Monroe County Emergency Management. These employees are Group 1 Emergency Workers and the placards are yellow for 2018.

New this year, businesses or organizations not represented within the EOC but believe they have an essential response mission and wish to apply for inclusion within the Second Tier of the Placard Program, may apply directly with Emergency Management. The placard program enrollment period for 2018 is June 15 - July 31. These employees are Group 2 Emergency Workers and the placards are green for 2018.

Applications are available at www.monroecountyem.com/placardprogram.

The applications will be reviewed by Emergency Management.

IF APPROVED: You will be contacted within 21 days of the application submission if your business/organization's request is approved and will be given instructions how to get your placards.

IF NOT APPROVED: You will receive an email within 21 days of the application submission if your business/organization's request is not approved. The email will include the reasons and provide opportunity to address those issues and resubmit the application.

To date, 36 Group 1 entities have been approved for a total of 1,569 employees. These entities are Emergency Medical Services, Public Utilities, County and Municipal Tier 2 employees, Telecommunications and First Push Government Contractors.

An additional 150 businesses/organizations that do not operate in the Emergency Operations Center but have essential response missions also have applied for the placard program. Emergency Management has approved 63 of those submissions for a total of 566 essential employees. The other 87 submissions received so far are currently under review.

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