Being prepared for an emergency takes planning.
We work with Wright County Emergency Management, local first responders, and community partners to prepare for possible emergency events.
Finding accurate information: With concerns growing about the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), Wright County Public Health established a specific webpage for updates.
The page includes news releases put out by Wright County Public Health as well as links to the Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization's Situational Dashboard.
All three of the linked sites update information daily, as well as providing background content, the latest news, information for travelers, child care and health care professionals, locations of confirmed cases and prevention tips. The COVID-19 link will remain on the county website's main page until the epidemic has cleared.
Prevention: The best protection is to take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu.
- Wash hands often with soap and water
- Avoid touching face, eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home and avoid contact with others if you are sick
- Cover mouth and nose with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
Readiness for Residents
We encourage residents to do their part to prepare for possible emergency events. Here are some helpful ideas for how to get started:
- EverBridge: Wright County uses a citizen alert system powered by EverBridge. This system allows the county to contact residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away but its success relies on having your current contact information. Visit the EverBridge website to sign up for Citizen Alerts!
- It's a challenge to prepare for every possibility, but the Homeland Security and Emergency Management website provides a great place to start planning to protect yourself and your loved ones.
- Nuclear Power Plant Readiness: Ready.gov provides helpful information for people who live within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant.