ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Last chance for Minnesotans to order free COVID-19 tests

"Since the state's free test program began last April, more than 2.5 million free tests have been delivered to Minnesota households," Health Commissioner Brooke Cunningham said in a statement.

Rapid COVID Test
A COVID-19 test.
Forum file photo
We are part of The Trust Project.

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health announced this week that four additional at-home COVID-19 tests are available for free to all Minnesota households through the state's online ordering program.

The tests will be the last chance for Minnesotans to get free tests before the program ends, according to health officials.

"Since the state's free test program began last April, more than 2.5 million free tests have been delivered to Minnesota households. Testing is essential in getting the proper treatment to those who need it and preventing the spread of COVID-19," Health Commissioner Brooke Cunningham said in a statement.

Orders can be placed online at mn.gov/covid19 , or by calling 1-833-431-2053 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Language assistance is available.

The state health department encourages Minnesotans to get tested if they show symptoms, or had close contact with someone who contracted COVID-19.

ADVERTISEMENT

In addition to the free tests, anyone can walk in or schedule a test at one of the state's free COVID-19 community testing sites . Food banks, local public health agencies, community groups and other community health organizations may also have free tests available.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What To Read Next
Similar legislation is pending in the Senate and also has the backing of Secretary of State Steve Simon.
A young angler won a prize he's not even allowed to use, all thanks to reeling in a 9.5 pound walleye.
While Minnesota has symbolically recognized Juneteenth in the past, a bill would cement it as an official paid holiday for state employees.
Lawmakers asked for a review amid an investigation of the nonprofit Feeding Our Future. Employees and others are accused of using $250 million intended for meal programs for real estate and travel.