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Community Health
COVID-19 Testing

Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Testing

SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. It appears to mainly be spread through close person-to-person contact. It may also be possible to be asymptomatic. The virus is found in droplets from the throat and nose. The virus can also spread when someone touches an object with the virus on it. Early data by health experts suggest that older people and people with severe chronic medical conditions are twice as likely to have serious illness from the novel coronavirus.

Types of coronavirus tests

Viral or diagnostic test: A viral test can tell you if you are currently infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. There is the nasal swab, throat swab, and nasopharyngeal. We will be utilizing the nasopharyngeal swab test. It is the most effective and accurate of the tests as the long swab goes further into the nose and throat eliminating many false positives or negatives.

COVID-19 Test

The test to diagnose COVID-19 is simple and similar to a flu test. A nurse takes a sample of fluids from deep inside your nose and the back of your throat with a swab. It is mildly uncomfortable but only takes a few seconds. The samples are then packaged according to CDC guidelines and sent to the laboratory for analysis.
The laboratory tests these samples for the presence of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19. Results will be shared with you via text and email within 24-48 hours. If you test positive we will call you as well.

Test Results (According to the CDC)

If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then.
If you test positive for COVID-19 by a viral test, stay home except to get medical care, stay in touch with and call ahead before visiting your doctor, get rest, and stay hydrated. Separate yourself from other people. Monitor your symptoms. Consult further with your doctor. Call 911 if you have any emergencies.

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COVID-19 Testing

Walk-In 

Tests will be conducted in the order of arrival. First come First Serve.

Friday, August 7th, 2020 4pm - 8pm

Location: Masjid Al Ihsan

959 W Minnehaha Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Tent - Parking Lot


Saturday, August 8th, 2020 2pm - 7pm

Sunday, August 9th, 2020 2pm - 7pm

Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454


Tent - Parking Lot

Friday, September 4th, 2020 2pm -7pm

Location: Dar AL -Farooq

8201 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

Saturday, September 5th, 2020 3pm -8pm

Sunday, September 6th, 2020 3pm -8pm

1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Tent - Parking Lot

Friday, September 25th, 2020 2pm - 7pm

Location: Abubakar As-Siddiq Islamic Center

591 Industrial Mile RD, Columbus, OH 43228

Tent - Parking Lot


Saturday, September 26th, 2020 3 pm - 8 pm

Sunday, September 27th, 2020 3 pm - 8 pm

Location: Masjid IbnuTaymiyah Islamic Center

2334 Mock RD, Columbus, OH 43219

Tent - Parking Lot

Open to everyone regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or background. 

Reasonable accommodation will be made for persons with disabilities. Please email us your request at community.service@strongertogethermn.com

All minors must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.