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Free Covid-19 Tests At Central Lakes College This Week


The Minnesota Department of Health in partnership with the Minnesota National Guard, Crow Wing County and Central Lakes College, will offer a pop-up testing clinic at Central Lakes College this Thursday through Saturday, December 17th thru the 19th. The tests are the self-swab nasal tests, and they will be available. Thursday and Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am until 2:30pm.

These tests are free, no insurance needed, and open to everyone, symptoms or no symptoms. However, you must make an appointment and have a voucher. You can make your appointment and obtain a voucher by going to You can also find a link on the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Website.

Once you have made an appointment, go to Central Lakes College and enter through door #4. The testing will take place in the gymnasium.