Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Emergencies


To report a Public Health Emergency, call 911.

MDH Emergency Operations Contact Information


During business hours, to reach the Minnesota Department of Health, call 651-201-5000 or 888-345-0823, or for TTY 651-201-5797.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness


Public Health Emergency Preparedness involves coordinating, planning, and communicating with partner agencies, organizations, and the members of our community to understand potential threats and effective responses to various public health emergencies.

Rice County Public Health is continually preparing to respond to public health emergencies including illness related to food or water, communicable disease outbreaks, as well as health related effects from natural or man-made disasters. This includes performing exercises for mass medication dispensing or vaccine administration in case of a local, regional, or statewide communicable disease outbreak. Rice County Public Health also works in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health to help assure essential services.

Emergency Preparedness & You


The Center for Disease Control has useful information regarding diseases and conditions, healthy living, travelers’ health, emergency preparedness, as well as many other topics that might be of concern to you. Si prefiere visitar en enspanol puede visita el sitio web.

Individual & Family Emergency Preparedness


The MN Department of Health has a wealth of information regarding individual and family preparedness, as well as many other topics. 
You can also view the Minnesota Department of Health Resource Brochure for People in Disaster, Emergency or Crisis Situations (PDF).

Be Red Cross Ready
To learn more about donating blood or funds, training and certification programs, or to learn about how you can help in your community, visit the American Red Cross.
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