How to get a COVID-19 test in Minnesota ahead of Christmas
Why it matters: Getting tested before gathering indoors and unmasked with family and friends this week can lower the chance someone will unknowingly spread the virus.
State of play: Minnesotans have plenty of options when it comes to testing.
- Some state-run sites, including at the Minneapolis Convention Center and Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, have extended hours this week.
- Both PCR and rapid antigen test are available, free of charge.
You can also order a free saliva test to complete at home via Vault Medical Services' partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Note that while the test might arrive quickly, it will likely take a few days for your results.
- The at-home tests add up — a two-pack will cost between $14 and $24 at local stores— but they are eligible for reimbursement if you have cash left in a pre-tax health spending account.
Pharmacies and clinics across the metro have appointments open.
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