Statewide COVID-19 Survey has been sent our to Minnesota Households.
The survey includes free testing for the COVID-19 virus and antibodies; participation is voluntary and will help inform COVID-19 community needs in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is doing a voluntary, in-person survey to understand the effect COVID-19 is having on Minnesota communities. The survey is called a modified Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER survey. The tool was developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect information during a public health emergency. The survey will include a household questionnaire, a COVID-19 test, and a serology test.
Between September 14 and September 30, MDH CASPER teams plan to survey six regions across the state. Households were chosen at random to make sure the survey represents the general population of Minnesota.
Participation is voluntary and all household members will be asked for permission for:
A free nasal swab to test for current COVID-19 infection
A free serology (blood test) to test for past COVID-19 infection
Participants with positive COVID-19 results for either test will be contacted by a nurse to receive additional information. All questionnaire responses and results will be kept private.
Get a free COVID-19 test.
Add to what is known about COVID-19.
Help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Make your concerns heard.
For more information about the survey, visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/casper.html