Residents in Martin County and the surrounding areas will be able to get a free COVID-19 test this week.
The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials to offer free, no-barrier testing in several communities across the state, including in Fairmont.
The Fairmont testing event will be held Tuesday, October 6, Wednesday, October 7, and Thursday, October 8 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Armory (700 N Fairlakes Ave).
Health officials are using testing data to identify communities that are experiencing workplace clusters, are close to bordering states, or haven’t yet had larger-scale testing offered. A press release from MDH says this strategy will help increase the geographic balance of testing across Minnesota, and respond where the health risk is greatest.
Testing will be done with a nasal swab.
Anyone who wants to be tested is encouraged to do so, even if they don’t have symptoms of COVID-19. Insurance and identification are not necessary.
MDH recommends registering for a time slot to avoid long lines.