COVID-19 Surge in Hubbard County

Posted on:

August 1, 2022

PARK RAPIDS, MN (August 1, 2022) – Hubbard County is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by the Omicron BA.5 variant. The community and transmission levels in Hubbard County are currently rated as “high” by the CDC.

When community levels are high, it is recommended to mask indoors, stay up to date with COVID vaccines and get tested if you have any symptoms or have a known exposure. Symptoms of the BA.5 variant include, but are not limited to a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, headache, muscle pain and fatigue. BA.5 is very contagious and anyone with any of the symptoms listed is encouraged to test, either with a home test or by contacting your medical provider.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health has a limited number of free at-home tests. Please call Community Health at 218-237-5464 if you would like more information.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health continues to hold COVID-19 walk-in clinics – primary series and boosters – for ages 12 and up. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available.

COVID-19 Vaccine – Walk-In

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

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

When:      Tuesdays

Times:       9:00 am -11:00 am

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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