You can now pick up a rapid COVID-19 test at the library! The iHealth rapid antigen test is FREE. It detects proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19.
To help keep our community healthy and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has partnered with local community-based organizations to provide free at-home rapid tests to low income Minnesotans.
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends testing for the following reasons:
- You are feeling symptoms of COVID-19.
- You had a close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- You are testing before going to a large gathering.
- Even with a negative rapid test result, someone who has symptoms should take a PCR COVID-19 test and should not return to regular activity until symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours. If you test positive or have symptoms, stay home and away from others. Follow the public health guidance about what to do if you are sick .
The test kits expire July 1, 2022.
Tests will be distributed while supplies last.