The St. Louis County Depot Great Hall has been transformed into a temporary vaccination clinic for front line healthcare workers and will remain closed to the general public until April.

County officials decided that the Depot would be the perfect space to continue the vaccination process for front line health care workers and first responders in the area. At this time no walk-ins are allowed This is a monumental task and the faster that these workers can get vaccinated the sooner other people at risk can get vaccinated as well and then eventually the general public. People can enter through the new building entrance and need to  make sure they’re registered before heading to the Great Hall to get vaccinated.

Mary Tennis who is the Director of the Depot said:

We feel like it’s very important that we really push forward with this vaccination effort. I think that they really know that it’s important to prioritize the common good right now. Which is to get people vaccinated. And then we can all kinda maybe start to get back to business. It, maybe on the surface doesn’t seem to fit in with maybe entertainment or education, but in reality spaces like the Depot have been used for the past 150 years as resources in times of severe challenge for communities just like Duluth, so we thought that it was actually a very, very good fit for us.

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With the Depot having been closed for the last eight months and not having any admissions to offset costs they are relying more than ever on donations. Until April people are encouraged to check out virtual classes and events that are available.

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