Minnesota health officials ask students and families to take COVID-19 tests every two weeks
Recommendation comes as more children are returning to school
February 25, 2021
Minnesota health officials recommended Wednesday that schoolchildren and their families get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks as more students return to classrooms.
"This is not a requirement," said Dan Huff, an assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health. "COVID-19 testing remains an important tool for limiting disease impacts and ending the pandemic as quickly as possible."
The recommendation applies to families whose children leave home for learning, youth sports or extracurricular activities, and they are being asked to continue testing until the end of the school year.