Where can I get a Covid test?
- By appointment only: Northfield Allina Medical Clinic (507-663-9000) or Northfield Hospital and Clinics – Northfield Clinic (507-646-1494).
- Walgreens: must register 3 hours prior online at walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
- Purchase at-home testing kits at most retail pharmacies and grocery stores.
- Visit https://sayyeshometest.org/ to order free, at-home testing kits. Be sure to include your residence location and room number on your request when using the St. Olaf address.
- If you are a student and you are not feeling well, a combination rapid COVID influenza A/B test is available at Health Services on campus. The cost is $25/test and is performed by staff on site. Tests are available by appointment only, call 507-786-3063 to schedule.
- If you’re having trouble finding a rapid test, email for assistance. The college has a limited number of tests available
I tested positive for Covid what do I do next?
- Report your positive Covid test results immediately using the St. Olaf Health Reporting Form.
- Review the St. Olaf Covid-19 page for answers to many questions.
- Stay home and away from others (isolate) for at least five days after your symptoms started. If you do not have symptoms, stay home for five days after the date you got tested.
- Wear a well-fitting mask when you need to be around other people, even at home. Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible. Use a separate bathroom, if you can. Take steps to make the flow of air in your home better, if possible.
If you have symptoms, stay home until all three of these things are true:
- It has been five days since you first felt sick.
- You have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.
- You feel better.
If you do not have symptoms:
- Stay home and away from others for five days after your test date.
- If you develop symptoms, you must count your first day with symptoms as your new day zero.
After your period to stay home ends, continue to do the following for another five days:
- Continue to wear a well-fitting mask, even at home.
- Do not be around others who are at risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
- Do not go to places where you will need to take off your mask (e.g., gyms, restaurants) and avoid eating near others at home and work.
- Avoid travel. If you must travel after your period to stay home ends, wear a well-fitting mask.
I am a parent and I have questions about my child who tested positive for Covid, where can I find out more information?
- Visit the Covid-19 information page for answers to many questions. If you still have questions related to Covid-19, email email@example.com.
I need proof of my Covid-19 vaccinations but I can’t find my vaccination card, what do I do?
If you received your Covid-19 vaccination in Minnesota, you can access the Docket App to show proof of immunization. Instructions about how to download and use the Docket App can be found here. If you did not receive your Covid-19 vaccination in Minnesota, contact the state health department or the clinic/pharmacy location where you received your vaccination for help in retrieving your records. Health Service does not track or retain records for Covid-19 vaccination.