Minnesota offers free at-home COVID-19 tests
March 29, 2022
Minnesota is phasing out a mail-in COVID-19 testing program and offering a new option to order four free rapid at-home tests per household.
One million tests will be available online to Minnesotans starting Tuesday on a first-come, first-served basis. The state offer is in addition to free tests available from the federal government and builds up testing capacity for Minnesotans as health officials eye the potential of another COVID-19 wave.
"COVID-19 testing remains a key tool for Minnesotans," state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said. "Even during times of lower community transmission, there are plenty of reasons a person might want to know whether they are infected and a potential risk to others around them."