King County Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
The King County Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is the internal business counterpart to the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). Where the CEMP addresses functions of government related to warning the public of emergencies, sheltering and mass care services, evacuation routes, and health impacts, the COOP addresses the continuation of essential services (delivered by government during normal business conditions) when emergencies occur.
The COOP is a coordinated effort between executive departments and an emergency management project lead. It is comprised of a basic plan and department-specific annexes written to meet standards identified by the federal government. Descriptions of continuity of government needs are found under K.C.C. 2.56.060 and other locations identified in the legal authorities section of the COOP. Leadership continuity is addressed in ACO-8-1-30, May 1, 2010.
Some offices of separately elected agencies, such as King County Elections and Superior Courts, have established continuity plans that address their unique service areas. Other agencies are collaborating to develop integrated continuity plans.
2013 King County Continuity of Operations Plan (Basic) - 3 MB; PDF 42 pages
Note: Department-specific annexes may be available upon request from the director’s office of a given department/agency within King County government.