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Who should get tested?

Minnesotans 12 years of age and older are eligible for the vaccine. But testing remains an important tool for keeping COVID-19 from spreading to those who are susceptible.

If the following applies to you, it is important and easy to find a testing location near you.

As you review the list below, you will see references to people who are fully vaccinated. You are fully vaccinated if it has been two or more weeks since you received your last dose of vaccine. If it has not been at least two weeks since you received one dose in a one-dose series or the second dose in a two-dose series, you are not yet fully vaccinated.

Which test is right for me?

These tests check whether you have COVID-19 right now and can spread it to others. 


Tips for Making a Plan

  • While testing sites remain open for walk-ins, we strongly encourage people to make an appointment and only use the walk-in option if you need a test today. Too many people coming without an appointment can create lines and increase potential for unsafe in-person gatherings.
  • Testing sites in Greater Minnesota and outer ring suburbs generally have more appointment availability than sites in the core metro. Look at testing sites near you to find one with available appointments.
  • Make sure you know what to do while you wait for your test to arrive in the mail and after you’ve been tested. Visit “I got Tested - Now What” for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Testing

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should:

  • Stay home.
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items like dishes, towels, bedding, etc. 
  • Clean surfaces that you touch often.

When To Seek Medical Attention

If your illness is getting worse or you notice any of these emergency warning signs, call your health care provider right away. Emergency warning signs can include:

  • Trouble breathing. 
  • Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest. 
  • New confusion or not being able to wake up. 
  • Bluish lips or face. 

Call your doctor or clinic before going in. Tell them about your symptoms and they will give you instructions to help protect you and other patients.

Learn More

Learn more about COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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These updates include announcements of new community testing events and locations.

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