The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that children and teens who spend time near people outside their immediate household get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. For kids involved in any after-school activities or sports, MDH recommends getting tested every week. If you don't have symptoms and have not been close to someone with COVID-19, you do not need to stay home while you wait for your test results.
There are many options to get tested and each option is available to you at no cost. You can even schedule appointments for the whole family at the same time.
Visit a community testing site, get tested through your health care provider, or order an at-home test kit. All options are quick, easy, and free to you. For anyone who prefers to speak a language besides English, in-person or language line assistance are available at community testing sites. Some testing sites also have COVID Community Coordinators to help walk people through the testing process.