“It is imperative we make a collective effort to protect each other and do our part to stop this pandemic,” they said in a news release Wednesday.

“With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Hubbard County, we encourage the community to take advantage of vaccination opportunities, whether through Community Health or through their own health care provider.”

COVID-19 vaccine is readily available in the community and anyone wanting to schedule a vaccination is encouraged to contact CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health at 218-237-5464.

There is no charge for a COVID-19 vaccine through CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health.

The news release also urged the public to continue taking precautions such as wearing masks, staying home when sick, washing hands, and avoiding large gatherings.