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Posted on: September 18, 2020

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COVID-19 Community Testing

Chisago County Residents: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) works in partnership with communities to provide safe and free on-site COVID-19 testing in areas with outbreaks, increasing cases, or other barriers to access existing test sites.

Pine City is listed as one of first testing sites in our area.

Wednesday, September 23rd and Thursday, September 24th
Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Pine City Armory
1305 Main Street
Pine City, MN  55063

Pine City Community COVID-19 Testing:  Schedule Appointment

Who can get tested

  • Testing is free, and you do not need insurance or identification.
  • You can get tested even if you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19. For example, if you think you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you got a call from the health department telling you that you may have been exposed.
  • Community testing is designed to serve the local community. If you live farther away, you are encouraged to get tested at your local clinic. For help find a nearby location, see Find Testing Locations.

What to bring

  • Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
  • Bring your confirmation text or email if you can.
  • You do not need to show identification or insurance information.

What to expect at the event

  • If you singed up for an appointment online or by phone, staff will ask to see your confirmation text or email, or you can tell them your name, birth date, and address.
  • If you did not sign up for an appointment ahead of time, a greeter will register you when you get to the event. You will need to provide your name and contact information. This information is given to staff to contact you with your test results.
  • Please arrive at the site close to the time of your scheduled visit. Staff will check you in when you arrive and tell you where to go. Testing sites are designed to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning to keep you safe.
  • A health care worker will gently insert what looks like a long Q-tip into your nose and swirl it for a few seconds in order to get a good sample. It will then be removed and put in a vial to be sent to a lab for testing.

 For more information check out the Minnesota Department of Health website.

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