Knowing when and where to get tested in Central Minnesota plays a large part in combating the coronavirus.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the process begins with knowing the symptoms of COVID-19. According to the CDC, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of cough and shortness of breath. Additional symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms.

 

Where To Get Tested in Central Minnesota

River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Type: Saliva
Cost: Free
Hours: WED-FRI 12p-7p, SAT-SUN 10a-4p
Schedule appointment HERE.

Free at-home saliva test kits are also available through the State of Minnesota for everyone who lives in the state, with or without symptoms, at no cost. You can find more on that HERE.

Many area CVS locations are offering testing athteir locations, and may be at no cost to you. Tests are also available for purchase online from Costco.

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should:

  • Stay home.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items like dishes, towels, bedding, etc.
  • Clean surfaces that you touch often.

When To Seek Medical Attention

If your illness is getting worse or you notice any of these emergency warning signs, call your health care provider right away. Emergency warning signs can include:

  • Trouble breathing.
  • Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest.
  • New confusion or not being able to wake up.
  • Bluish lips or face.

Call your doctor or clinic before going in. Tell them about your symptoms and they will give you instructions to help protect you and other patients.

Learn More

Learn more about COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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