- Everyone is welcome to get tested for COVID-19
- Stay home and away from others
- Make a plan on what you will do if you test positive
- List people you have been in close contact with recently
- If you were tested for an upcoming medical procedure and do not have symptoms, you do not have to stay home while waiting for your test results
- StaySafe MN has information on what to do while you wait for your test result.
- The clinic that did your testing will get the results to you
- You will usually receive your results in about 24 hours
- Do not call the Minnesota Department of Health to get your test results
Community testing sites are available at no-cost to all Minnesotans.
Hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies may have different pay structures. Make sure you won’t be charged for a test. Before your test contact the testing site and your health insurance company.
To get tested for COVID-19:
- Find a no-barrier community testing site run by the State of Minnesota.
- You can go to a clinic or hospital, or you can finda COVID-19 testing site near you using this map
- You can also use Minnesota’s no-cost Test at Home program.
- Request a free test, up to 4 per address, from the federal government by visiting www.covidtests.gov.
You may be told to isolate or quarantine if:
- You had a positive COVID-19 test
- Someone you have been in close contact with tested positive
If you isolate or quarantine, you don't get other people sick.
Find out how to isolate or quarantine with these videos and handouts from the Minneapolis Health Department.
- Watch and share the video How to Isolate or Quarantine Yourself.
Watch the video in Spanish, Somali or Hmong
- How to Isolate or Quarantine Yourself handout
See the handout in Spanish , Somali or Hmong