Minnesotans can now order more at-home rapid COVID-19 tests

Starting Thursday, Minnesotans can order more free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests. Governor Tim Walz announced the option to place a second order for four free kits, through the state’s online ordering program.

For those who previously ordered their four kits, you can now place an order for four additional tests. This applies per household. Those who have not yet placed an order can receive up to eight tests at once.

To order, visit mn.gov/covid19, or call the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

"Minnesotans have more COVID-19 testing options than ever, and our online ordering program is one of the ways we are making it easy and convenient to access those tests," said Governor Walz. "Minnesotans should continue to test if they have been exposed to the virus or have symptoms of COVID-19."

Minnesota launched its at-home test ordering program in late March. Since then, MDH says nearly 122,000 households have placed orders and received almost 488,000 tests.

In addition to Minnesota’s online ordering program, the federal government is providing up to sixteen free tests per household at covidtests.gov. Minnesotans can order testing from both the state and federal governments.