Published on August 24, 2020

Annual events affected by COVID-19 - Detroit Lakes, MN

For the health and safety of our community, patients and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes will be making changes to two upcoming community events.

The annual Community Blood Screening event held at Essentia Health in collaboration with the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary and Sanford Health will be postponed this year. While this decision is a difficult one to make, the health and safety of our community is the main concern. Thank you to the many people who have participated in past events which have raised money for high school scholarships.

The annual Fire & Ice event, hosted by Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation planned for September 25, 2020, will be cancelled this year. Watch for a new way to support the important work of the foundation that better aligns with current precautions of COVID-19.

If you have specific questions regarding either event, please call 218-844-2300.

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