Emergency Preparedness

Community Partnerships

Blue Earth County Public Health works collaboratively with our partners in the community to respond to any public health emergency involving infectious disease such as a pandemic influenza event (such as what happened during the H1N1 outbreak).  Public Health also assists in response to other hazard-type emergencies in partnership with Blue Earth County Emergency Management, community partners, and the public.

Register to Volunteer

Many members of the public assisted in the Blue Earth County H1N1 immunization clinics to make them a huge success.  We encourage you to log on to Minnesota Responds and register to be a volunteer.  Minnesota Responds is a national initiative that coordinates and mobilizes volunteers that have pre-registered to respond in an emergency.  We need a wide variety of people and skills to respond, everything from answering phones to providing immunizations.  Please consider registering.

Personal Preparedness

Personal preparedness for you and your family is also very important.  For more information on what you can do to prepare your family and yourself, please visit the following sites: