For immediate testing needs, OCHC suggests:
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 55102
7 days a week
Weekdays: 9am – 5pm
Weekends: 10am – 4 pm
To schedule an appointment, go to: mncovidtestingappt.as.me
Please visit https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/community-testing.jsp for additional testing sites.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice or Open Cities at (651) 290-9200.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
CALL AHEAD first at 651.290.9200 before you WALK IN to the clinic. DO NOT walk into the clinic without calling ahead.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
- Avoid close contact. Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household
- CALL AHEAD if you are going to seek medical attention.
- Wear a face mask to cover your mouth and nose when around others
- Cover your cough/sneezes, etc.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Frequently disinfect surfaces you touch daily.
- Call your healthcare provider or Open Cities at 651.290.9200 if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).
- Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.
CDC Official Updates on COVID-19 (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Minnesota Department of Health)
Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Resources for Health Centers (HRSA)
COVID-19 FAQs for Health Centers (HRSA)
NACHC COVID-19 Resource Page for Health Centers (NACHC)
The Health Center Response to COVID-19 (NACHC)