Minnesota Residents Can Order Additional Free COVID Tests While Supplies Last
During the winter, the State Of Minnesota gave Minnesotans the opportunity to order four free COVID-19 tests, where were shipped directly to their homes. Now, more free tests are available to Minnesota households, while supplies last.
According to our media partners at WDIO-TV, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced the option to place a second order for four free kits, which would arrive in two boxes, through the state's online ordering program.
If you didn't previously order the free COVID-19 tests that were made available, you can now order up to eight tests at once. At-home testing helps determine your risk for spreading COVID-19, so it's a good thing to have available should the need arise.
The Minnesota COVID-19 Response website says the tests available for order:
- Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
- Can be taken anywhere
- Give results within 15 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
- Work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms
- Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines
- Are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests
Having used these myself to be cleared to go a cruise earlier this spring, I can attest that that they are painless and easy to use.
To order, you can follow the link below where you will be asked to enter your zip code to determine eligibility. There's then a quick form you can fill out, which includes your name and shipping information.
Once submitted, you'll receive an 'Order ID' as well as the following message:
Your order of 2 kits (4 tests total) will be filled by Amazon and could arrive in multiple packages within the next 1-2 weeks.*
Once your order does ship, you'll receive a notice along with tracking information.
COVID-19 tests are handy to have around. Hopefully you'll never need to use it, but if using one is deemed necessary, why not take advantage of the opportunity to get them free of charge?