Get Tested for COVID-19
If you were involved in protests, vigils, or neighborhood events
COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are close together for long periods of time. Some people do not have symptoms but can still spread the virus to others. If you participated in a protest, vigil, or other neighborhood event, you should get tested.
These community sites are specifically designed to serve those who live in most impacted neighborhoods and the immediate surrounding community.
The State of Minnesota is offering COVID-19 testing to people living in the communities impacted by recent large gatherings in the Twin Cities area. If you do not live in these neighborhoods, we encourage all other Minnesotans to be tested at their local clinic. For help finding a nearby location, see Find Testing Locations
- Open to Everyone
- Symptoms or no symptoms
- Free, no insurance needed
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Holy Trinity Church 2730 East 31st Street Minneapolis, MN 55406
- Sabathani Community Center 310 East 38th Street Minneapolis, MN 55409 Drive-through testing available
- New Salem Baptist Church 2507 Bryant Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411
- Oxford Community Center (Jimmy Lee) 270 Lexington Parkway North St. Paul, MN 55104 Drive-through testing available
Sign up for an appointment time now. This helps us keep wait times short and give people plenty of space.
Over the weekend, state and local health officials offered free COVID-19 testing in Austin. Responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Mower County, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) partnered with Mower County officials to offer community testing to anyone who wanted to be tested. Governor Walz and MDH continue to encourage all Minnesotans to get tested for the virus if they have symptoms. Below is a list of additional resources available to help Minnesotans through the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.
Testing: Minnesotans with COVID-19 symptoms are always encouraged to get a test. Find a testing location in your community.
Safety at Home: Stay At Home should never mean you stay somewhere unsafe. There are places of sanctuary open for anyone facing abuse or violence. Please call Minnesota’s statewide crisis hotline – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – at 1.866.223.1111 or text 612.399.9995.
Unemployment Support: Minnesota is one of the first states in the nation to implement both the $600 per week additional compensation and the 13 week extension of benefits available under the CARES Act. Find these and answers to other unemployment questions here.
Child Care: We understand that the COVID-19 has disrupted child care plans for many families. The child care landscape has been greatly impacted by this pandemic. Find resources and information for child care providers and families here.
Housing: We created this webpage to provide a centralized location for all Minnesota Housing updates and information related to COVID-19.
Emergency food support: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many Minnesota families face difficult times. It may be hard to pay bills and find food to stay healthy. If you or someone you know has been laid off from work or seen work hours cut, help may be available. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you buy food while budgets are tight.
You can find links to these resources and additional help for employers and employees, volunteer opportunities, and information about donating personal protective equipment our COVID-19 website. Resources and information for individuals and families on staying safe while Minnesota slowly re-opens society are available here.
If you are not able to sign up online, or need a translator, call 1-800-657-3903 for assistance.