How to Get Your Free At-Home Covid Test Here in Minnesota
The state of Minnesota is now offering free rapid at-home Covid-19 tests while they last. Here's how to get yours.
Even though Covid cases are declining right now in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and across the country, state officials with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are reminding Minnesotans that testing is still important-- especially if you have symptoms-- and they're giving away free rapid at-home Covid test kits right now.
In a statement earlier this week, Gov. Tim Walz explained more, saying, "Our goal has always been to ensure that when Minnesotans need a test, they can get one quickly and easily," Gov. Walz noted. "Even as case numbers decline, it’s important that Minnesotans test for COVID-19 if they are feeling sick. That’s why we’re continuing to work to make tests easily accessible – now and in the future."
So to make that happen, the state has secured 500,000 free rapid at-home Covid test kits and is handing them out, while they last, to Minnesotans who sign up on the MDH website. The test kits will be delivered right to your house, and MDH says each home can request two kits, which will include four total rapid at-home tests.
MDH says it has also nearly five million rapid at-home test kits for community partners, schools and childcare facilities. Even with the spike in cases from the omicron variant fading, MDH notes that the North Star State has now recorded more than 1.4 million coronavirus cases and over 12,000 deaths since the pandemic began.