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.


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.


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 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 



  • Northfield Clinic -507-646-1494 (Must call ahead for appointment)
  • Walgreens – Must register 3 hours ahead online at
  • Allina Health Clinic- 507-663-9000 (Must call ahead for appointment) 


  • 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



  • 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


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