Homegrown Music Festival potentially linked to COVID infections
Festival organizers recommend attendees at any shows get tested for COVID-19.
DULUTH — "Several" positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in attendees of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, organizers announced on social media Thursday. Everyone who attended a show May 1-8 is recommended to get tested for COVID.
"We wish a speedy recovery to those who may have got the virus during festival programming," the Homegrown team wrote in the social media post.
Cases of COVID-19 have been rising in the Northland, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, with 488 new positive cases reported in St. Louis County between May 7 and 12. Cases reported by the Minnesota Department of Health do not include at-home tests.
According to St. Louis County Public Health data, 345 cases were reported this week in Duluth. This is the highest total seen since mid-February. St. Louis County averaged about 200 positive cases in the previous two weeks.
Among positive cases is Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, who announced Wednesday she planned to self-isolate and cancel upcoming event appearances due to COVID exposure and symptoms. She wrote on Twitter that she received a positive test result confirming her infection on Thursday.