7. Emergency response

​​​​The Council has already established an Incident Management Team and is coordinating with Civil Defence, Ministry of Health and other agencies.

Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council have joined forces to operate a North Waikato Combined Emergency Operations Centre (NWCEOC) to co-ordinate community support during the COVID-19 National State of Emergency.​

The public health response is being led by the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards, but at a local level there is a raft of community support requirements to be managed as the nation deals with the wider wellbeing needs of residents and visitors.​​

$200,000 has been granted to assist with this response. 

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