The American Red Cross established Meeker County Public Health in 1920. Through the years services have been provided to people across the life span. We continue to work with newborns through the elderly. We actively promote healthy lifestyle choices for individuals and our entire community.
“Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection”. - US Centers for Disease Control
Living and working in close proximity of others increases your chances of getting sick. By simply washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds you can prevent illnesses like Salmonella (food poisoning), Norovirus (something similar to the flu, but much worse), Tuberculosis, and Ring Worm!
Remember to wash your hands after:
Coughing or Sneezing
Making or Eating Food
Using the Toilet
Playing with Toys or Animals
Before or After Changing your Contacts
Cover Your Cough!
By covering your cough you can help keep others around you healthy by preventing the spread of germs!
If you have to Cough or Sneeze remember to:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue
Put your tissue into the wastebasket
Wash your hands with soap and warm water
Reporting Public Health Emergencies
A public health emergency is anything that causes injuries or illness to a large number of people. If this is an emergency, call 911.
To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call Meeker County Dispatch at 320-693-5400.