ROCHESTER — With a demand for COVID-19 tests increasing, Mayo Clinic will extend the hours of operation at all COVID-19 testing locations across Southeast Minnesota, according to a news release.

Beginning Nov.11 , the following testing locations will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Albert Lea, East Annex, 210 St. Mary Ave.
  • Austin, 510 Second St. NW
  • Owatonna, Southview Building, 134 Southview St.
  • Red Wing, Professional and Community Center, 1407 W. Fourth St.
  • Rochester, 3033 41st Street NW

The testing site at Mayo Clinic in Rochester will observe the new extended hours once testing fully transitions to its new location on 41st Street Northwest on Thursday, Nov. 12.       

People seeking testing should call their primary care provider, or the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Nurse Line at 507-293-9525, to determine if they need to be tested and where to proceed to be tested. People should not go to a COVID-19 testing location without an appointment.

Once patients arrive at the testing site, they will remain in their vehicle and check in for their appointment by phone. When they can be seen, patients will receive a text message or phone call, and proceed into the building to their room. This is where swabbing will take place.

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