COVID-19 Testing/Treatment/Prevention

stay-safe-mn-clr_tcm1148-432272Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

Symptoms

The CDC states that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2–14 days after being exposed to the virus. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.



Testing

Minnesotans can now order rapid COVID-19 tests online for delivery directly to their homes at no cost.
Beginning March 29, 2022, Minnesotans can order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system at mn.gov/covid19. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits, which will be available until the supply is exhausted..
Minnesota will use this program as a model for providing more access to COVID-19 rapid testing in the months ahead.

At-Home Rapid Test Ordering from the State of Minnesota FAQs


Local testing sites 

Faribault

Northfield

  • Northfield Clinic -507-646-1494 (Must call ahead for appointment)
  • Walgreens – Must register 3 hours ahead online at walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
  • Allina Health Clinic- 507-663-9000 (Must call ahead for appointment) 

Owatonna

  • Mayo Clinic - 507-451-1120 or 507-333-3300 (Must call ahead for appointment)


What do I do if I get sick?

Talking with children about coronavirus

Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children


Resources

Prevention

  • Health officials recommend taking the same precautions for COVID-19 as you would for avoiding colds and the flu: 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, like phones, tables, doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Social distance

Treatment

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