Coming in Contact with Person with Confirmed COVID

Off-Campus Covid-19 Testing Sites

In the Mankato area, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Testing Site Location is:

If you are in a location other than Mankato, the best way to find a testing site is to utilize the MN Find Testing Locations website

If you are vaccinated (student or employee)

If you have close contact* with someone with COVID-19:

  • If you are vaccinated there is no requirement to quarantine, however you should get tested three to five days after the contact.
    • For questions related to the coronavirus pandemic or access to COVID-19 Testing, students may contact:
      • Student Health Services
        (507) 389-5591
        Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      • Covid-19 Public Hotline
        (833) 431-2053
        Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
        Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Employees may contact their medical provider for access to COVID-19 Testing.
    • Learn more at  COVID-19 Testing.
  • If test results are positive, follow recommendations on  Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts.
  • You should also follow  Recommendations for Wearing Masks, in which you should wear a mask in public, indoor settings for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.
  • Watch yourself for symptoms for 14 days. If you start to feel sick, get tested right away and follow the recommendations on  If You Are Sick.  Stay home / work from home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Clean surfaces you touch.

If You Test Positive to Covid-19

If you are not vaccinated: (student or employee)

  • If you have close contact* with someone who has been told by a doctor, clinic, or hospital that they have COVID-19, and you are not fully vaccinated (it has been two weeks since your last dose of vaccine),  stay home and away from others, contact a medical provider and get tested three to five days after the contact.
    • For questions related to the coronavirus pandemic or access to COVID-19 Testing, students may contact:
      • Student Health Services
        (507) 389-5591
        Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      • Covid-19 Public Hotline
        (833) 431-2053
        Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
        Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • If test results are positive, follow recommendations on  Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts.
  • You need to stay home and away from others (quarantine). COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick. You can spread COVID-19 to others several days before you have any symptoms, or even if you never have any symptoms, so it is important to separate yourself from others so you don't spread the virus without knowing it.
  • You should also follow  Recommendations for Wearing Masks.
  • Watch yourself for symptoms for 14 days. If you start to feel sick, get tested right away and follow the recommendations on  If You Are Sick.  Stay home / work from home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Clean surfaces you touch.

If You Test Positive to Covid-19

*close contact is defined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as within 6’ for 15 minutes or longer over a 24 hr period.