With the start of school fast approaching and COVID cases spiking, Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says federal and state guidance is…

…”all unvaccinated school age children and school staff get tested for COVID-19 at least once a week throughout the school year.”

Malcolm says unvaccinated children involved in sports or extra-curricular activities should be tested even more frequently.  And will Minnesota have enough testing capacity?  Malcolm says state officials will…

…”keep working with the testing supply community to make sure the supply does keep pace with the demand.”

State Education Commissioner Heather Mueller says every school in Minnesota will have access to COVID testing, based on local communities’ decisions on what is best for their students and educators.