Responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases in McLeod County, the State of Minnesota is partnering with the City of Glencoe and McLeod County Public Health to offer free COVID-19 testing Thursday (August 20). Testing is free and available to anyone who wants to be tested.
With the increase in cases in the county, this testing will offer critical insight into the degree of spread in the area. While many who contract COVID-19 experience mild or even no symptoms, some suffer life-threatening complications. All who contract the virus are contagious. The results of this will provide data to guide future efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect those who are most vulnerable to serious complications.
Anyone who wants to be tested is encouraged to come, even if they don’t have symptoms of COVID-19. No insurance or identification is needed. Residents of McLeod and neighboring counties are eligible to be tested, but we encourage those who live farther away to be tested at their local clinics. For help finding a nearby location, see Find Testing Locations.
To avoid long lines, they encourage you to pre-register for a time slot. Visit McLeod County Community COVID-19 Testing: Schedule Your Appointment for more information and to sign up for an appointment. You may also call (855)612-0677 for assistance with signing up for an appointment.