Olmsted County Fairgrounds COVID Testing Site Closed
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Saturday was the final day of operations for the Olmsted County Collaborative Testing Center at Graham Park.
Beginning Sunday, all COVID-19 testing in Olmsted County will be shifted to indoor facilities operated by the Olmsted Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic. The OMC testing facility at its FastCare Clinic location along Elton Hills Drive Northwest will open Sunday and will be offering testing seven days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM. The Mayo Clinic opened its indoor testing site on 41st Street Northwest on Thursday and is also offering testing from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Everyone seeking testing must first contact their primary care provider or phone a COVID triage line to obtain an appointment. For Mayo Clinic patients the number to call is 507-293-9525, while OMC patients and others should call 507-292-7266.
Once patients arrive at their testing location they will remain in their vehicle and check-in by phone. They will be notified by a call or text message when it is their time to enter the building for the test.
The collaborative testing site at Graham Park first opened in late March and operated in conjunction with an outdoor Mayo Clinic testing site until late June when the Northwest Rochester Mayo Clinic facility was consolidated with the operation at the County Fairgrounds location. Over the past week, the collaborative testing operation has performed over 7000 COVID-19 tests.