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Due to the ongoing CDC response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma our #SafeAndWellSelfie campaign has been postponed until later this year. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.


There are many ways to inspire your friends, family, coworkers, and other people in your social circle to prepare for a public health emergency. One of the easiest is to post photos to social media of you and your family preparing for emergencies.

In honor of National Preparedness Month, during the week of September 17 -23, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response invites you to take a #SafeAndWellSelfie with your family—pets included—at an emergency meeting place. Participation is easy:

  1. Identify an emergency meeting place in your neighborhood.
  2. Have a fire drill—evacuate your home and go to the meeting place.
  3. Take a selfie and post it to Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #SafeAndWellSelfie.

An emergency meeting place is a safe and familiar location where a family can go to reunite in response to an emergency. Because emergencies can vary in size and scope it is a good idea to identify three (3) locations: a neighborhood meeting place (e.g., a neighbor’s house or nearest intersection), a community meeting place (e.g., a library or shopping center) and an out-of-town meeting place (e.g., a family friend’s house).

OPHPR may use photos using the hashtag #SafeAndWellSelfies in future social marketing campaigns and materials.

Get more information about how to make a family emergency plan.