BEMIDJI -- Home saliva testing for COVID-19 -- through the Minnesota Department of Health and Vault Health -- is available to Beltrami County residents and I recently gave one a try.
Tests can also be requested from Red Lake Nation, along with Aitkin, Becker, Crow Wing, Itasca and Pine counties.
I received my results (negative, woo!) less than 24 hours after the test arrived back at the state's Oakdale, Minn., facility.
Here's a video walking you through the process:
For more information, or to order a test, visit https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/athome.html.
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