Due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and demand for COVID-19 tests, Mayo Clinic will extend the hours of operation at all COVID-19 testing locations across Southeast Minnesota.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, these 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.