Emergency Information


Report Public Health Emergencies
A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause injuries or illness to a large number of people. Please use the following guidelines to determine how to respond: If this is an emergency, call 911.

To report a natural or manmade emergency that may have public health consequences for the community call: Sibley County Dispatch at 507-237-4330.

For a poisoning emergency, call the Minnesota Poison Control System at: 1-800-222-1222.

If you think you are ill from eating food in a public setting, call the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at: 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).

If you have had physical contact with a bat, call your healthcare provider. If you find a bat in your home, capture it. Wait until regular business hours to call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 for advice. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/rabies/risk/humanbat.html

For diseases that require immediate reporting, please call the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at:
651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414

How to Report a Disease http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/dtopics/reportable/index.html
Reportable Diseases http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/dtopics/reportable/disease.html