COVID-19 Testing Sites
Testing for COVID-19 is an important strategy in slowing the spread of the virus.
Community testing sites/events are offered by Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health, and the Minnesota Department of Health, in partnership with local community organizations to provide safe and free COVID-19 testing.
Nasal swab, saliva and at-home saliva tests are available. Learn more about which test is right for you
When to get tested - symptomatic individuals
- If you have symptoms, get tested right away. Community testing sites are best for people with mild symptoms. If you have moderate to severe symptoms, call your health care provider or go to the hospital. Learn more about who should get tested
When to get tested - after COVID-19 exposure
- It's best to get tested at least five days after the last time you were close to the person with COVID-19. If you get tested too soon, the test may not be able to detect the virus. Learn more about who should get tested
When to get tested - if you work in a place that remains open
- If you do not have symptoms and you have not been notified of exposure, you are still at risk, if you work at a place that remains open during Dial Back, Minnesota. Make a plan to get tested at least once before Dec.18, 2020. If possible, get tested once near the beginning of the four-week period and once again near the end of the four-week period. This includes any first responders, and people who work in health care, retail, schools and child care. Learn more about who should get tested