COVID-19 Updates & Testing Information

New Testing Options are Free and Available to Every Minnesotan

Governor Tim Walz’ recent actions to combat COVID-19 are guiding the preventative measures being taken at Minneapolis College.  

A decision was made to continue providing courses and services remotely whenever possible through the end of Summer semester. Face-to-face instruction will continue to be provided only when it is necessary to deliver the learning outcomes required by a course. Administration will continue monitoring the virus to determine the safest approach for Fall 2021 semester. 

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is concerned that people ages 18 through 35 are driving the state’s spread of COVID-19 to record highs, many of them with no symptoms and no way of knowing they are positive. Everyone across the state in this age group is encouraged to be tested to learn if they are an asymptomatic carrier of the virus.

More than a dozen new testing locations are opening across the state over the next 2 weeks. All testing will be free and available to anyone who wants to be tested, whether they have symptoms or not, and it will not require insurance.

Testing options, posted on the MDH website, include nasal swab community testing events, saliva community testing sites, home tests and a map of testing locations throughout the state. Enhanced testing, remaining vigilant about washing hands, wearing face coverings and remaining socially distant from others will help protect family, friends and the community. 

For information about getting tested for COVID-19 or statewide recommendations for higher education institutions, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website:

For ongoing updates about how Minneapolis College continues to manage the pandemic or to see the campus’ status, please visit the COVID-19 webpage.