Update from the Governor

Governor Walz announced that, thanks to the collaborative partnership between the Walz-Flanagan Administration, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota (U of M), the state has completed more than half a million COVID-19 tests and has reached the milestone of developing a daily capacity of 20,000 tests.

As part of the state’s testing command center, the Mayo Clinic and the U of M are now able to provide additional testing capacity to more than 265 healthcare organizations across the state.

When healthcare providers need more testing capacity than they have available at their local laboratories or an outbreak emerges, the state initiative’s testing command center connects the provider with COVID-19 diagnostic testing through Mayo Clinic Laboratories or U of M labs.

As we witness this pandemic get out of control in other states, we remain science-driven and strategic in Minnesota. Our increased testing and tracing will improve our control of this pandemic and help us as we make decisions on re-opening society.

While there is still work to do to remove obstacles for testing all Minnesotans, this is a first step to keeping everyone safe and preventing the spread of this virus.

For information on how to receive a COVID-19 test, visit mn.gov/covid19.


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