COVID Testing

COVID Testing

By testing, you’re helping slow the spread of COVID-19.

Testing for COVID-19 continues to be a key way public health experts can identify and respond to COVID-19 cases in our community. Even though there is an effective vaccine, no vaccine is 100% effective. As a result, cases may still occur in isolated situations. Timely follow-up in those instances is important, just as it has been for many other infectious diseases on our campuses for decades. Here you’ll find information about MTest, which provides guidance to the University community on when and where to get tested, as well as what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

Get tested

Those who are symptomatic or have had close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 positive test (close contact is defined as being less than six feet apart for greater than a cumulative 15 minutes in 24 hours) should contact:

  • Students: UMD Health Services at 218-726-8155 or their healthcare provider. 
  • Faculty and Staff: Their healthcare provider. 

When a member of the University community tests positive for COVID-19 and is symptomatic, they will be instructed by public health officials to isolate for 10 days after symptoms first appear to reduce the risk of infecting others. Isolation should then continue until the individual has experienced 24 hours without a fever and other symptoms have improved. 

University Housing and Residence Life and Dining services will support students living on campus who require isolation or quarantine. 

Those who have been notified of their exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case may be instructed to remain in quarantine, in a space with a separate room and bathroom, for up to 14 days or until otherwise directed by health care or public health professionals. Students who do not live on campus will need to make a plan in case they are instructed by public health officials to isolate or quarantine in their residence.

Community Testing Resources

There are a variety of community testing resources available across the state that are provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, other public health entities, and hospitals.

Other Campus' COVID Response Links

Student Resources

Health Services

Housing & Residential Life

One Stop Student Services

Graduate Studies

International Student Services

Makeup Work for Legitimate Absences Policy

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 materials

Additional Information

University of Minnesota Health Emergency Response Office (HERO)

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Resource Center

State of Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Additional Information

University of Minnesota Health Emergency Response Office (HERO)
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Resource Center
State of Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization