MORRIS — The Minnesota National Guard will be hosting another free COVID-19 testing event at the Morris Armory today and Monday and Tuesday of next week from Noon until 6pm. In order to expand access to free, “no barrier” COVID-19 testing, the Minnesota Department of Health announced 11 new longer-term COVID-19 testing sites will open across Minnesota in the coming weeks. Ten of the testing sites will be at National Guard Armories across the state, including here in Morris. The 11th will be in the west metro. In addition to the 11 new testing sites, the COVID-19 Test at Home program is now available to all Minnesotans. This is an expansion from the pilot program, which was previously made available in only 23 counties and the Red Lake Nation.
Through the COVID-19 Test at Home program, any person in Minnesota can order a saliva test to be delivered at their home with expedited shipping. The test is then sent to the new lab in Oakdale, Minnesota, for processing. assistant commissioner for health protection Dan Huff said that, “The pilot program provided valuable insight and important information about how the program works in practice, not just in more populated areas of the state, but in our smaller communities as well. Using what we’ve learned, we’ve made the Test at Home program easier to use, more accessible, and more user-friendly”. Find more information about the COVID-19 Test at Home program and find the link to order a test at COVID-19 Test at Home.


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