• Testing options

    There are several COVID-19 testing options available, including community and at-home testing. Many COVID-19 tests are free, but a health care provider may charge for their time.

    Find Testing Locations
    Find options for community saliva testing, as well as clinic or hospital locations. For more information about testing options, including low- and no-cost testing, visit Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing.
    • COVID-19 Test at Home
      No-cost at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for all Minnesotans.

    • Community Testing
      What to expect at the community testing sites
    • All Minnesota residents age 5 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC recommends that everyone who can get vaccinated should do so at the first opportunity available to them. 

      There is no cost for the vaccine. You do not need to provide a government-issued ID or medical insurance to be vaccinated, and no question on immigration status is ever asked.

      If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, or other vaccines your child may need, talk to your child’s health provider.


    Vax For Kidshttps://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaxforkids/



    There are a number of ways that parents can get their children vaccinated. Some locations require appointments, but many places are now accepting walk-ins. 

    • 5-17 year olds: At this time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for use by people age 5-17. Children age 5-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when receiving a vaccine. 16 and 17 year olds must receive permission from a parent or guardian, either in person or online when scheduling an appointment.

      18+: Adults 18 and over have three vaccine options. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which require two doses administered 3-4 weeks apart, and the Johnson & Johnson, which is one dose. Parents who are not vaccinated yet are highly encouraged to get vaccinated at the same time as their children.

      To find a vaccine:


    • Call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 833-431-2053 for language assistance, questions, and to find an appointment near you.