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COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families

Published 2/26/21

Teachers, school staff and coaches are already getting tested regularly for COVID-19. We owe it to them to do the same. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all school-age children who are returning to school, sports or extracurricular activities, as well as their families, get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.

By getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year, we can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19. More information is available on the MDH website.

It has never been easier to get tested. Testing is provided at no cost to you.