A new federal COVID-19 testing site opened in St. Paul at the MnDOT building. The site will be open from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and offers free, nasal-swab PCR tests for all ages. No insurance needed.  Appointments are encouraged.

The federal government also recently created a new website where every home in the U.S. can order four free at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests at no cost. Orders will ship in 7-12 days. Families can order these tests at COVIDtests.gov.

In addition, the State of Minnesota is continuing its effort to make testing more accessible. Families can continue to order Vault saliva tests at no cost, visit one of the state’s community testing sites or use the state’s online Find Testing Locations tool to find a clinic or pharmacy providing tests.