How We are Responding to COVID-19
As we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 virus, MNICS is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and the public we serve. There continue to be many changes to our daily operations as we respond to COVID-19. As with all federal, state, and tribal agencies, we are closely monitoring these changes. Response to wildfire and all-risk hazard remains a priority. For the latest updates to the COVID-19 situation, please refer to the Minnesota Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control. Remember to practice social distancing of 6 ft. or more, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you experience symptoms of COVID-19.
Updates: In light of the emerging issues related to the COVID-19 virus, please be advised of the following changes to our MNICS operations and upcoming events:
- The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC) has significantly reduced visitation for all non-essential MIFC staff. If you are planning a visit, please call the person you intend to visit before your trip.
- The 2020 Minnesota Wildfire Academy has been postponed. The MNICS Task Force and Training Working team is looking to reschedule the wildfire academy for June 2021. Attendees who have made hotel reservations are asked to cancel at your earliest convenience.
Due to concerns with COVID-19 MNICS & Nature Conservancy TREX – Prescribed Fire Exchange has been canceled.