The Marquette County Health Department is urging residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine as community spread of the disease is on the rise.
The case rate has nearly tripled in the last week, health department officials say.
Nearly one third of the new cases have been connected with youth sporting events, church events and child day-care environments.
“To continue to move our communities toward reopening, it is imperative that we all work together to reduce the rate of COVID-19 illness,” a Marquette County Health Department release states. “With a more stable supply of COVID-19 vaccine being provided to local health departments and an increasing supply projected to be available in the coming months, the Marquette County Health Department urges all to preregister to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.”
Emails will be sent this week for appointments Thursday, March 18 and Saturday, March 20th.
Any resident who is 16 years old or older can register for a vaccine at www.mqthealth.org.
Officials encourage everyone to practice standard COVID-19 precautions such as mask use, social distancing and frequent hand washing when attending gatherings or public events.