Please Share: Expanded Capacity at COVID-19 Community Testing SitesTou Thao
As part of the Walz-Flanagan Administration’s ‘Celebrate Safely, Minnesota’ Campaign, Governor Tim Walz recently announced an increase of testing capacity in the state’s COVID-19 community testing network in anticipation of increased demand before the holidays.
Beginning today, December 20, the Minneapolis and Saint Paul state community testing sites will open two hours early at 9 a.m. (instead of 11 a.m.). Also beginning today, December 20, the Duluth state community testing site will add an additional testing day to its weekly operations. All three sites offer rapid antigen swab and saliva PCR testing. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are also available.
COVID-19 testing is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 variants, including Delta and Omicron. To that end, the Minneapolis and Saint Paul sites are also adding additional testing hours, and the Duluth site is adding two extra days, to increase their capacity ahead and through the holidays. Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul sites will increase their daily capacity by approximately 250 tests for a new maximum daily capacity of approximately 1,250 tests per site.
Read the press release for full details on the expanded access to COVID-19 testing.
The State of Minnesota is continuing to offer no-cost Vault At-Home COVID-19 test kits. These tests are delivered by mail and returned through UPS. Please share this information with your school communities. Learn more about COVID-19 Vault Saliva Testing at Home.