Enter the testing site from Huff Street and head east on Mark Street. The testing site is a parking lot at Mark and Main streets.

State, local health officials offering free COVID-19 testing in Winona on September 15-16 


(9/11/2020)

 

 

Testing is free and open to all, with or without symptoms 

 

The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials and higher education institutions in Winona to offer free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16. 

Testing is free and available to anyone who wants to be tested. The testing site will be set up in the Integrated Wellness Complex parking lot on the Winona State University campus. Those who drive to the event will not be required to exit their vehicle at any time. Walk-up testing will also be available for pedestrians or those arriving via public transportation. 

“Testing uncovers positive cases earlier,” Winona County Emergency Management Coordinator Ben Klinger said. “The test results will provide important data about the degree of spread in our area and help to guide efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect those who are most vulnerable to serious complications.” 

“Many who contract COVID-19 may experience mild or even no symptoms, but some suffer life-threatening complications,” Winona County Public Health Supervisor Melanie Tatge said. “All who contract the virus are contagious. Testing large numbers of people in an area already experiencing community spread, isolating those who are positive, and quarantining their close contacts is a proven strategy for fighting spread of a virus like COVID-19.” 

Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Winona State University 

Integrated Wellness Center Parking Lot 

Mark and Main Street Winona, MN 

Public vehicle entrance: Enter on corner of Huff Street and Mark Street 

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. 

To avoid long lines, we encourage you to pre-register for a
time slot. Visit https://link.zixcentral.com/u/a3b26e3e/EiblAjH06hG_CUp5My1kxg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fww w.primarybio.com%2Fr%2Fwinona for more information and to sign up for an appointment.

Those who are unable to sign up online or need interpretation can call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance. The state is partnering with the following organizations for this event: 

  •   City of Winona
  •   Winona State University
  •   Winona Health
  •   Winona County Public Health
  •   Winona County
  •   Winona County Emergency Management
  •   St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  •   Minnesota State College Southeast

 

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