New COVID-19 testing website unveiled in Minnesota

Friday, as part of the state’s effort to provide widespread and rapid COVID-19 testing, Gov. Tim Walz announced a new website for Minnesotans to find a testing site within their community.

The website includes 127 clinics and health care facilites across the state, so far, and aims to provide easy access to Minnesotans’ closest testing site while offering some other general information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The website also has an interactive screening tool to help Minnesotans determine if they need a test.

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"Access to COVID-19 testing is critical to moving Minnesota forward during this pandemic," Walz said. "This tool will help make our widespread testing initiative accessible to all Minnesotans, and it’s a direct result of our partnership with the cutting-edge health sector in Minnesota."

"Aggressive and expanded testing is an essential part of our overall strategy to mitigate this pandemic," Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said. "As we strive to reach our goal of testing up to 20,000 people per day, we must do everything we can to expand access points across the state. This work is literally saving lives."