Take-home Rapid Test Distribution Program - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Take-home Rapid Test Distribution Program

The Minnesota Department of Health is providing a limited supply of free, at-home, rapid antigen COVID-19 test kits to those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 who may face barriers to getting tested.

The at-home rapid antigen tests will be distributed through partner organizations including local public health, tribal health, community-based organizations, food shelves, and the COVID-19 Community Coordinators.

The at-home rapid antigen tests can be used at any time. The tests work best for people with symptoms.

  • Each test kit contains two tests which should be taken by the same person over two to three days.
  • People using the test kits should follow testing instructions from the manufacturer.
  • The nasal swab self-test can be done anywhere and can provide results in about 15 minutes.
  • There is a limit of one test per person within a family, with up to 10 kits per family.

Print or download the resources below to promote test kit availability in your community.

MDH is not currently accepting requests for at-home test kits from distribution partners.


Partners can tailor the below resources for your community:

Updated Thursday, 12-May-2022 09:34:18 CDT