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.

Foodborne Illness

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. 


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 

Report 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