Many Minnesotans are getting tested for COVID-19 this time of year! We provide at-home saliva PCR tests, as well as free in-person testing sites at no cost to you. Depending on the testing site, you can get a rapid nasal swab test, a saliva PCR test, or both. Rapid antigen nasal swab tests are available […]
About Racquel Williams
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Racquel Williams contributed a whooping 22 entries.
Entries by Racquel Williams
COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities. If you’re pregnant, recently pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends getting your vaccine and booster! Learn more at acog.org/covid-FAQs #GetVaccinated @ACOG @ACOGAction
Did you know there are medication options to treat COVID-19? Treatment can help your body fight the virus so you get better faster! It’s for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, including hospitalization or death. Visit health.mn.gov/covidmeds or talk with your health care provider.
Most people with COVID-19 will get better after a few weeks. However, some people end up with long-term symptoms that can range from mild to debilitating. People with long COVID may face challenges returning to work, school, and other activities. Visit https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/longcovid/ learn more and find resources and support.
Last week, the recommendations for booster doses were updated to include booster shots for people age 16-17. Minnesotans who are 16 and 17 years old should only receive the Pfizer vaccine as their booster dose. Pfizer remains the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for people younger than 18 years old. Learn more and find a booster […]
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline 1-833-431-2053 Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you. Check for vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov, where you can search for appointments […]
Wondering what to do after a COVID-19 exposure? If you are not fully vaccinated and were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, get tested immediately. If it’s negative, get tested again 5-7 days after the contact. If you are fully vaccinated, get tested 5-7 days after the contact. Whether you’re vaccinated or not, get […]
In general, a close contact (exposure) means being less than 6 feet from someone with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more throughout a 24-hour period. However, even shorter periods of time or longer distances can result in spread of the virus. COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick, and […]
Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to get vaccinated. They should get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. It has been shown to be safe and to work well for children. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds has been carefully studied in children and has been shown to be safe and effective. If […]