MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new COVID testing site will be opening in Blaine on Monday.
MDH announced the new site, which will be in Victory Links Golf Course Parking Lot at the National Sports Center.READ MORE: At Duluth's Rose Garden, Thousands Of Vibrant Flowers Are Uniquely Situated On Lake Superior's Shore
Testing will occur between Dec. 7 and Dec. 12. On Monday through Friday, the site will be open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on Saturday the site will be open between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Testing is a key component of our strategy to protect Minnesotans from COVID-19,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health jan Malcolm. “Through a robust, collaborative statewide testing program, we have made great progress in removing obstacles to testing. When combined with social distancing, masking, avoiding crowds, and staying home when sick, testing can help us slow the spread of COVID-19 and bridge to the better days we know are coming.”READ MORE: COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The Week
It will be a drive-thru testing site, and people will self-administer a nasal swab test. The site has the capacity to administer 10,000 tests over the course of the six days.
Testing is open to anyone who believes they need a COVID test, with or without insurance. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required.
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