Coronavirus 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.
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.
- Is it COVID-19?
- About COVID-19: Getting COVID-19 again
- If you are sick: Getting COVID-19 again
- COVID-19 vaccine: If you have had COVID-19
- Who should get tested?
- What to do if you’re waiting for test results
- What to do if you have close contact with someone with COVID
- Minnesota testing sites
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.
Local testing sites
- Health Finders Collaborative - 507-323-8100 (Must call to pre-register by 10 am morning of testing, Monday or Wednesday)
- Compcare - 651-508-0936 (Must pre-register by either calling or on website- www.compcareclinics.com)
- Allina Health Clinic- 507-663-9000 (Must call ahead for appointment)
What do I do if I get sick?
- What to do if you get sick
- What to do if you get sick (Spanish)
- What to do if you get sick (Somali)
- What to do if you get sick (ASL)
Talking with children about coronavirus
- 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