Emergency Preparedness

Wright County Public Health has the primary responsibility for assuring the overall health of the community in the event of any emergency. Since 2002, we have been enhancing our response plans through collaboration with community partners in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, natural disaster, bio-terrorism event, and a chemical or nuclear emergency.
  • To report an emergency, call 911.
  • If you are ill, see your health care provider.
  • If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease, please call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
200 Volunteers Needed -- Free Lunch Provided!
On Friday, June 26th, over 100 staff from six Public Health departments will exercise their ability to dispense medication to the public in  association with the statewide emergency preparedness drill "Operation Ground Hog Day."

It is the responsibility of Public Health to be able to quickly dispense antibiotics to the public when time is critical. Volunteer actors are needed to go through our medicine dispensing site and pick-up fake antibiotics multiple times. We are recruiting adult volunteers to test how efficiently our staff can do this. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. To ensure timely registration, please sign the waiver and bring it with the day of the drill. They will be available the day of the exercise for those unable to pre-sign. 

Event Details:
Where: St. Michael-Albertville High School - 5800 Jamison Avenue NE, St. Michael, MN 55376
(Please enter through Main Entrance, Door A)
When: June 26th, 2015
What Time:
  • 11:15 AM - Arrive for lunch.
  • 11:45 AM - Participate in brief training.
  • 12:00 PM - Go through the mock clinic several times to receive fake antibiotics.
  •  2:00 PM  - Drill ends.
By registering you are stating that you are 18 years or older and understand that you must be able to transport yourself and move unassisted through a large high school gym. Register Today!

Are You Prepared For an Emergency?

  • Ready.gov can help you stay informed, make a disaster plan, or build an emergency kit.
  • The American Red Cross offers a variety of training and certifications.
Want to be notified of any possible emergencies in your area? 
This is especially important if you DO NOT have a landline phone for your home.
Register for the Community Notification System "CodeRED" to stay informed.

For current information on the Ebola virus , please visit the Disease, Prevention & Control portion of our website.