Governor Walz Announces Expansion at Inver Grove Heights and Stillwater COVID-19 Community Testing Sites Next Week

Site expansions come after Governor Walz announced two new COVID-19 community testing sites in Anoka and Cottage Grove and capacity expansion at St. Paul earlier this week

[ST. PAUL, MN] — Today, Governor Tim Walz announced a temporary expansion at the Inver Grove Heights and Stillwater COVID-19 Community Testing Sites for next week to help increase capacity and accessibility for Minnesotans seeking COVID-19 tests.

Earlier this week, Governor Walz announced two new COVID-19 community testing sites in Anoka and Cottage Grove and a 50% increase in testing capacity at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium site. After Governor Walz deployed the National Guard to support operations at the St. Paul site, capacity increased from 2,000 tests per day to 3,000 tests per day.

“Our state Community Testing Sites provide free COVID tests, and we’re continuing to expand hours and locations to increase that testing access for Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “Testing is an essential tool for helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. I am grateful for all the Minnesotans doing their part by getting tested, and we’re working in overdrive to do everything we can to ensure tests are as available and accessible as possible.”

Inver Grove Heights Site

The Inver Grove Heights COVID-19 Community Testing Site is normally open Monday through Thursday each week. Next week, this site will expand by adding next Friday, January 14 to its operating hours. Minnesotans will be able to sign up or walk in for an appointment Monday, January 10 through Friday, January 14 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day.

Temporary Schedule for the week of January 10, 2022:

Monday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (NEW EXPANDED HOURS)


Saturday: Closed (as normal)

Sunday: Closed (as normal)

Stillwater Site

The Stillwater COVID-19 Community Testing Site is normally open Wednesday through Saturday each week. Next week, this site will expand by adding next Monday, January 10, Tuesday, January 11, and Sunday, January 16 to its operating hours. Minnesotans will be able to sign up or walk in for an appointment Monday, January 10 through Sunday, January 16 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends.

Temporary Schedule for the week of January 10, 2022:

Monday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (NEW EXPANDED HOURS)

Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (NEW EXPANDED HOURS)

Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Saturday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (NEW EXPANDED HOURS)

Appointments are recommended at all community testing sites across Minnesota, and they are available on the Minnesota COVID-19 Response webpage .

In addition to the community testing sites, Minnesota has nearly 500 providers offering COVID-19 tests, and Minnesotans can find a site close to them using the Find Testing Locations map .

How Minnesotans can get a COVID-19 test:

How families can find a shot for their child:

  • Visit mn.gov/vaxforkids to find clinic locations near you.
  • Check with their pediatrician, family medicine clinic, or local pharmacy about appointments.
  • Watch for vaccination clinics being offered at schools or other community locations around Minnesota.

How Minnesotans can get their free shot:

  • Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.
  • Check for vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov , where you can search for appointments by vaccine type (e.g., Pfizer).
  • Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
  • Walk in to or make an appointment at one of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination sites .

    • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline

      • 1-833-431-2053
      • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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