Area health officials are reminding residents in Martin County to social distance as COVID-19 cases continue to grow. Through contact investigation and case tracing, Community Health & Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties identified that large September gatherings have attributed to the spread. Health officials encourage the public to get tested if they have been in contact with someone positive or shown any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, officials are also debunking area myths on the virus. Testing in Martin County is available through multiple health providers including a drive-thru test clinic through Mayo Clinic Health System.