State announces new round of free COVID-19 rapid tests for Minnesotans

(ABC 6 News) – Minnesota leaders announced that four additional free at-home rapid tests are available to all Minnesota households in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday through the state’s online ordering program.

CLICK HERE to order the tests, or call 1-833-431-2053 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., as well as Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Food banks, local public health agencies, community groups, and other community health organizations may also have free tests available.

Costs for over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests are now required to be covered by health plans offered by Medicare, insurance companies, employers, and groups as a result of actions taken by the Biden Administration. In some circumstances, Minnesotans can receive free tests by showing their insurance card at a store. People should check with their health plan prior to purchasing at-home tests to ensure they are following the necessary steps to have costs covered.