The Minnesota Department of Health and the U.S. Postal Service are conducting an anthrax attack response exercise this weekend called Operation Medicine Delivery, and postal teams plan to deliver a simulated medicine supply to 37,000 mailing addresses in the metro.
On May 6, volunteers will leave an empty pill bottle at each mailing address as part of the test, and authorities stress that there is no reason to believe a real emergency is imminent.
A plan for using the postal service to deliver emergency medicine in the Twin Cities has been in place since early 2010.
FOX 9 News spoke with Jane Braun, director of emergency preparedness with MDH, and Pete Nowacki, communications program specialist with USPS, about the drill.