Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Health are partnering to offer free COVID-19 tests Oct. 6–8 in Inver Grove Heights and Northfield. Testing is available to anyone who feels they need to be tested whether they have symptoms or not, and it will not require insurance or documentation.
“More testing helps catch positive cases as early as possible," Dakota County Public Health Director Bonnie Brueshoff said. “These results will provide important data about the degree of spread in our community and help to guide efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect those who are most vulnerable to serious complications."
While many who contract COVID-19 may experience mild or even no symptoms, some suffer life-threatening complications. All who contract the virus are contagious. Testing helps people know if they have contracted COVID-19, so they are informed and can protect others who might be most vulnerable to serious complications. This is a proven strategy for fighting spread of a virus like COVID-19.
Testing will be at:
Inver Grove Heights Armory
8076 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon–7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon–7 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 8, noon–7 p.m.
Testing is walk-up and will happen inside the armory. To register for an appointment, visit https://www.primarybio.com/r/invergroveheights.
Emmaus Baptist Church
712 Linden Street N., Northfield
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon–6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon–6 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 8, noon–6 p.m.
Testing will be done via drive-thru. To register for an appointment, visit https://www.primarybio.com/r/northfield.
Those who are unable to sign up online or need interpretation can call 855-612-0677 for assistance.