New COVID-19 testing site to open in Bloomington Monday, November 23
Bloomington site one of several new locations around the state to remain open at least through end of year
Bloomington, MN—In order to expand access to free, "no barrier" COVID-19 testing, the Minnesota Department of Health is opening a new saliva testing site in Bloomington Monday, November 23.
The Bloomington location is Ridgeview Elementary School, 9400 Nesbitt Avenue South. Pre-registration is advised to avoid long lines and wait times. The pre-registration link is https://mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php. People who walk in without an appointment might have to come back later or on another day.
If a person is unable to sign up online, or needs a translator, please call 1-800-800-5698 for assistance.
"The more we can test, the better we can get a handle on this virus' presence in our community, and hopefully slow the spread,” said Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts. “I appreciate the state directing resources to help the people of Bloomington and surrounding communities by giving them one more opportunity for fast and convenient testing."
In addition to the new testing sites, the COVID-19 Test at Home program is now available to all Minnesotans across the state. This is an expansion from the pilot, which was previously made available in 23 counties and the Red Lake Nation.
All of the new testing sites, as well as the mail order program, offer COVID-19 testing to anyone who wants to be tested, whether they have symptoms or not, and does not require insurance. The sites will stay in operation until at least the end of the year to provide sustained testing capacity across the state.
View a list of Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 testing, including saliva tests.