Minnesotans can receive additional at-home Covid tests

(ABC 6 News) – Minnesotans can now place a second order for four free at-home rapid tests through the state’s online ordering program.

Minnesotans who have previously ordered tests from this program are now able to receive four additional tests per household (for up to a total of eight tests) at Order your free at-home rapid tests on mn.gov/covid19. Those who have not yet placed an order can receive up to eight tests at once.

The website includes information about at-home rapid testing, a video demonstration and FAQ on how to use the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, and a link to place orders with the state’s fulfillment partner, Care Evolution. Minnesotans can also place orders through the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Language assistance is available.

Minnesota launched its at-home test ordering program in late March. Since then, nearly 122,000 Minnesota households have placed testing 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.