Emergencies can occur at any time of the year, whether it is a fire, flood, tornado, or hazardous material spill. Clay County public health is identifying the needs of vulnerable populations in the county. The information gathered through this registry is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and is only to be used during an emergency by Clay County Public Health and Clay County Emergency Management.
Family members and case workers can complete the registry for an individual who is considered vulnerable. To complete the Vulnerable Population Registry for Clay County, please contact Clay County Public Health by calling 218-299-5220.
A definition of vulnerable population includes, but is not limited to, those who are:
Behaviorally or mentally disabled (cognitive disorders)
Frail or Elderly
Limited or Non-English Speaking
Medically or Chemically Dependent
People Who Feel They Cannot Comfortably or Safely Access and Use Standard Resources Offered in a Disaster
Physically Disabled (Blind, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Mobility Limitations)