Free COVID-19 testing clinics coming to Inver Grove Heights, Northfield

NEW DELHI, INDIA SEPTEMBER 30: A health worker collected samples for coronavirus antigen testing after a swab sample collection at special testing camp at Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital Civil Lines, on September 30, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Pho ((Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images))

There will be two free COVID-19 testing events in Dakota County next week, hosted through a partnership between county leaders and the Minnesota Department of Health.

The free testing events will be held in Inver Grove Heights and Northfield from Oct. 6-8.

Testing is available to everyone, whether or not they have symptoms. Insurance or identification is not required. People are encouraged to register in advance. See below for specific hours for each testing location.

Inver Grove Heights Armory

  • 8076 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon–7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon–7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, noon–7 p.m.
  • Testing is walk-up and will happen inside the armory. To register for an appointment, click here.

Emmaus Baptist Church

  • 712 Linden Street N., Northfield
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon–6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, noon–6 p.m.
  • Testing will be done via drive-thru. To register for an appointment, click here.

Those unable to sign up online or need interpretation can call (855)612-0677 for assistance.

Health officials are increasing testing efforts statewide in response to increased community spread throughout the state. For a list of additional cities with free events next week, click here.