The first in a series of no-barrier COVID-19 testing organized by the Minnesota Department of Health will be held this week in Waseca. MDH Assistant Commissioner Dan Huff says there are still residents that want or need to be tested but are slipping through the cracks.

“Some people don’t have insurance and maybe don’t know that testing is free. Others have heard rumors of people getting charged for related items. Others may have had bad experiences at doctor’s offices and don’t like going. And we also know of some who haven’t met the criteria for being tested,” said Huff.

Testing will be available at the Waseca County Fairgrounds from noon until six both (Wednesday) and (Thursday). Persons are asked to register for an appointment to be tested on the MDH Website.