Free Take-Home COVID-19 Testing

  • SSPPS has free take-home COVID tests available for students and staff. There are two different tests available: PCR at home saliva tests for students and staff and rapid at home tests for students. Tests will be available while supplies last. Interested families can request to have a test sent home with a student by calling their school’s health office or completing this Consent Form: Request a COVID Test for a Student.  SSPPS will not send a test home without consent from the parent/guardian.

    SSPPS is not administering the tests, just providing test access to interested staff and students in accordance with MDE and MDH guidelines. SSPPS staff will not be running/processing/administering the tests for individuals. SSPPS does not guarantee the effectiveness or accuracy of test results. The persons taking the test accepts the test “as-is” and assumes any risks associated with the test.

    Rapid Nasal Swab Tests for Students
    Any student whose parent/guardian requested a Rapid Nasal Swab test, can pick up a test kit from any school health office, during school hours.  The student or a parent/guardian will administer the test at home according to the directions.  Each test has instructions in both English and Spanish. Results will appear on the test in 15 minutes. Please email test results to Nurse Shawnee at

    Other Testing Location Options

    Inver Grove Heights
    Inver Grove Heights Armory 8076 Babcock Trail
    Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55077
    Free Rapid Tests ages 0+

    This site will be open Monday-Friday the week of 1/10-1/14
    Monday - Thursday
    11 a.m - 6 p.m.
    Click here to schedule an appointment or call 1-833-431-2053

    Stillwater Armory
    350 Maryknoll Drive North
    Stillwater, MN 55082
    Free Rapid Tests ages 0+

    Open Sunday 1/16 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Schedule an appointment at Stillwater

    St. Paul 
    Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 West Kellogg Fourth Ave South
    Saliva and Rapid (Rapid only for ages 2+)
    Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Click here to schedule and appointment

    MSP Airport
    Terminal 1, 4300 Glumack Dr. (follow signs to the testing site on Level 2 of the Blue Ramp)
    Saliva Test
    7 days a week
    7 am - 7 pm every day
    Click here to schedule an appointment
    Parking will be available for all seeking a COVID-19 test:

    • Drive to Terminal 1 and into the entry plaza for the parking ramps. Signs will guide you from the inbound roadway to the clinic location itself.
    • Follow signage to Level 2 in the Blue Ramp.
    • Walk to the centrally located elevator lobby and follow signs to the clinic.

    Minneapolis Convention Center
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    1301 Second Avenue South
    Saliva and Rapid 
    Holiday hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Schedule an appointment at Minneapolis Convention Center
    **Rapid Testing Open to Ages 2+
    Enter the testing site at Door E on 2nd Avenue. Free parking is available the Plaza Ramp at 117 South 12th St, Mpls, MN 55403 Parking is free with a voucher you will obtain from the testing clinic.