Emergency preparedness

To report a Public Health Emergency, call 911.
During business hours, reach the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5000 or 888-345-0823. TTY is 651-201-5797.

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 dispensation or vaccine administration in case of a local, regional or statewide communicable disease outbreak. Rice County Public Health also works with the Minnesota Department of Health to help assure essential services.

Emergency preparedness and you


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.

The Minnesota Department of Health has a wealth of information regarding individual and family preparedness, as well as many other topics. 


Be Red Cross ready


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

Visita aqui para aprender más acerca de la Cruz Roja Americana.