Mankato COVID-19 testing site moving

Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health said a community COVID-19 testing site in Mankato is being moved to a new location in the city.

According to MDH, the site located at the former Gander Mountain will move to Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center and will open for testing at the new location on June 7. The last day of testing at the current location will be this Sunday.

KSTP’s complete COVID-19 coverage

"Even as we continue to make progress on vaccinations, testing remains a key component of our strategy to protect Minnesotans from COVID-19," MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said. "Through a robust, collaborative statewide testing program, we removed many obstacles to testing as we bridged the gap between a time before vaccines and today. When combined with social distancing, masking, avoiding crowds and staying home when sick, testing can help us slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect Minnesotans under 12 and those who aren’t fully vaccinated yet as we continue to get as many folks vaccinated as possible."

As with all community testing sites in the state, the Mankato site is free to all participants.