Meeker County Public Health

Good Health Is a Community Effort

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.
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What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that enters buildings from surrounding soil. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless and radioactive. Radon is known to cause cancer in humans and is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Minnesota sits on an area with high levels of radon so the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Minnesota Department of Health recommend that every home be tested for radon.

Where can I get more information on radon and radon testing?

To request a FREE short-term test kit stop by Meeker County Public Health office.

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Simple Ways to Prevent the Spread of Germs


Wash your hands!

“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 

Emergency Preparedness

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. 

Reporting for Physicians

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