Testing for COVID-19

COVID tests

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.


The CDC states that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.


Minnesotans can order COVID-19 at-home test kits online for delivery directly to their homes at no cost. Up to 12 test kits per home address can be ordered, while supplies last. To order your free at-home rapid test kits, click here: mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/at-home/index.jsp

Get free at-home COVID-19 test kits. Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. Order kits at covid.gov/tests.

Local testing sites

FaribaultSwabbing for COVID


  • Northfield Clinic -507-646-1494 (Must call ahead for appointment)
  • Walgreens – Must register 3 hours ahead online at walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
  • Allina Health Clinic- 507-663-9000 (Must call ahead for appointment) 


  • Mayo Clinic - 507-451-1120 or 507-333-3300 (Must be symptomatic and must call ahead for appointment)

What if I get sick?