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Posted on: October 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Testing Site

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) works in partnership with communities to provide safe and free on-site COVID-19 testing in areas with outbreaks, increasing cases, or other barriers to access existing test sites.

Event flyer (PDF)

There will be a testing site available in Anoka:

  • When:
    • Tuesday, October 13
      Wednesday, October 14
      Thursday, October 15
      12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Where:
    • Anoka Armory 408 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303
  • Appointments:
    • You are strongly encouraged to sign up for an appointment using the registration link. Signing up ahead of time helps avoid long lines. People who walk in without an appointment might have to come back later or another day
    • Schedule Appointment at Anoka
    • If you are not able to sign up online, or need an interpreter, call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.

Who can get tested:

  • Testing is free, and you do not need insurance or identification.
  • You can get tested even if you don't have symptoms of COVID-19. For example, if you think you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you got a call from the health department telling you that you may have been exposed.
  • Community testing is designed to serve the local community. If you live farther away, we encourage you to get tested at your local clinic. For help finding a nearby location, see Find Testing Locations.

What to bring:

  • Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
  • Bring your confirmation text or email if you can.
  • You do not need to show identification or insurance information.

What to expect at the event:

  • If you signed up for an appointment online or by phone, staff will ask to see your confirmation text or email, or you can tell them your name, birthdate, and address.
  • If you did not sign up for an appointment ahead of time, a greeter will register you when you get to the event. You will need to provide your name and contact information. This information is given to staff to contact you with your test results.
  • Please arrive at the site close to the time of your scheduled visit. Staff will check you in when you arrive and tell you where to go. Testing sites are designed to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning to keep you safe.
  • A health care worker will gently insert what looks like a long Q-tip into your nose and swirl it for a few seconds in order to get a good sample. It will then be removed and put in a vial to be sent to a lab for testing.

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