Gov. Walz to expand testing capacity for Minnesotans to meet increasing demand
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WKBT) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced new statewide COVID-19 testing resources Tuesday, including tests for schools and free, at-home rapid tests for some communities.
The state also secured 1.8 million more at-home tests for schools and child care providers to distribute to families. This is in addition to the 1 million tests announced last month.
The National Guard will open two new community testing sites at metro area armories. More details on locations, hours and appointments will be released soon.
A new community testing site will also be available in North Branch beginning Jan. 10. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Locations, hours and appointments for the state’s testing sites are available on the state’s website.
Minnesotans also can find vaccine appointments with the vaccine locator map or by looking for appointments on vaccines.gov.
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