Community Health COVID-19 Update

Posted on:

April 12, 2021

PARK RAPIDS, MN (April 12th, 2021) – After a period of decline, CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases in Hubbard County. With this increase, there is also an increase in hospitalizations.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health, as the Public Health Agent for Hubbard County, urges all residents to stay vigilant with handwashing, mask wearing, and avoiding crowds and group gatherings when possible. Additionally, all residents of Minnesota aged 16 and older are eligible for vaccination. CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health will be offering the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older on Tuesday, April 13th from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Akeley Food Shelf, and on Wednesday, April 14th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Park Rapids American Legion. Both clinics offered are walk-in, no appointments required. A registration form will be required to be completed prior to vaccination. There is no charge for a COVID-19 vaccine through CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health.

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, we encourage the community to take advantage of vaccination opportunities, whether through Community Health or through their own health care provider. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and nurses at the clinics are available to help answer questions you may have. You may also call CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health with questions at 218.237.5464.

About CHI St. Joseph’s Health

CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery; Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognitions.

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, was formed in 1996 to strengthen the Catholic health ministry for the future. With deep roots in the tradition of expressing Christ’s love by caring for those in need, Catholic Health Initiatives serves more than four million people each year through acute care hospitals; long-term care, assisted and residential-living facilities; community-based health services; home care; research and development; and reference laboratory services.


Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN  56470

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