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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The COVID-19 testing operation in Rochester is moving indoors.

The Mayo Clinic and Olmsted County Public Health this morning announced the Community Testing Collaborative at Graham Park is preparing to transition to two indoor locations next week. The transition to the indoor facilities will begin next Thursday and the plan calls for closing the outdoor Graham Park testing site on November 14th.

A news release says Mayo Clinic patients seeking COVID-19 testing will be directed to what is being called the 41st Street Testing Center, which will be located on the first floor of a Mayo Clinic building near the Target Store location in northwest Rochester. It will be open, by appointment, from 9 AM to 5 PM on weekdays and from 9 AM until 4 PM on weekends.

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Olmsted Medical Center patients will receive COVID-19 testing at the FastCare North location on Elton Hills Drive Northwest. This testing facility will be open from 9 AM until 5 PM seven days a week

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At both testing centers, the patients will remain in their vehicles and check-in for their testing appointment by phone. When it is time for them to come inside for the test, they will receive a text message or a phone call.

Mayo Clinic patients seeking testing should call 507-293-9525.

Olmsted Medical Center patients are asked to call 507-292-7266.

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