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 1-888-345-0823, 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.
Emergency Preparedness and YOU
Everbridge Citizen Alert
Rice County Public Health will utilize Everbridge Citizen Alert, as one way to notify residents of an emergency or an important community alert. All Rice County residents can sign up for this free service. Information entered is protected and will not be used for any other purposes.
Messages can be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices that residents have registered, including landline phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. To sign up for the Everbridge Citizen Alert please click on the following link: https://ww2.everbridge.net/citizen/inputNewRegistration.action?gis_alias_id=1460781
Emergency Community Health Outreach (ECHO)