COVID-19 Delta Variant Confirmed in Hubbard County

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August 4, 2021

PARK RAPIDS, MN (August 4, 2021) – Hubbard County has confirmation of the presence of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the county. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta strain appears to be more contagious and spread more easily and quickly, especially in indoor settings. Unvaccinated people and children are at most risk for COVID-19.

With the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across the country driven by the Delta variant, please consider getting vaccinated now to help slow the spread and protect yourself and others.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health has walk-in availability this week for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine – Walk-In

Where:     CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health Office

Address:  1415 1st Street E, Park Rapids, MN 56470

When:      August 2nd  –  August 6th

Times:       8:00 am -4:30 pm

*Despite road construction, the Community Health office remains accessible.

The Moderna vaccine will still be offered on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Community Health office. Register online at or call 218.237.5464.

All Minnesotans who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine between 7-30-2021 and 8-15-2021 are eligible to receive a $100 gift card from the state of Minnesota.

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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