|To provide families with more options to help keep their kids safe, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has secured an additional 1.8 million at-home rapid tests for Minnesota schools, on top of the initial 1 million announced last month. |
In addition to the State’s free rapid and PCR community testing sites and no-cost at-home testing program, the State’s free school testing options allow each educational institution to determine the best testing strategy for them. In partnership with local public health, tribal health, food banks, and MDH COVID-19 Community Coordinators, the State of Minnesota will distribute 150,000 at-home rapid antigen test kits. Each test kit contains two tests.
Providing free at-home rapid testing will reduce barriers and expand access to Minnesotans who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
How Minnesotans can get a COVID-19 test: Walk in or schedule an appointment for a test at one of the State’s free community testing sites across Minnesota: COVID-19 Community Testing Sites. Order a test through the State’s free at-home COVID-19 testing program: COVID-19 Test at Home. Find a testing option near you through the State’s Find Testing Locations map: Find Testing Locations.