Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

We're here to provide guidance and get you to the information you need.

*Allina Health requires an in-person or virtual visit to confirm if you need a COVID-19 or other tests based on your symptoms. Allina Health does not perform rapid testing. If you want a COVID-19 test without a visit, consider using the state testing options or other local community or pharmacy locations. Find testing sites outside of Allina Health:

To meet with an Allina Health provider to discuss your symptoms and see if you qualify for a COVID-19 test, make an appointment now.

Masks are strongly recommended

Wearing a mask in our clinics and hospitals is strongly recommended for patients and visitors due to the increase in respiratory illnesses statewide.

Wearing a mask is for your protection and the protection of others. If you are coming in for care and also have a recent COVID-19 exposure, cough, runny nose, sore throat or fever, please wear a mask. 

Comparison chart showing the differences of a cold vs COVID vs flu side by side

Is it COVID-19, Influenza or a Cold?

Respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, influenza (flu) and the common cold, are spread by:

  • Droplets released into the air by coughing or sneezing
  • Having unclean hands and touching your face, mouth, eyes or nose

Go to the COVID-19 vs Flu vs Cold chart to see the difference or go to the Do You Have COVID-19, Influenza or a Cold hand-out.

Need more guidance or want to find out if COVID-19 testing is recommended for you? Complete a virtual or in-person visit with a care provider.

To view all your options—virtual care, in-person care, online screenings and more—go to get care now.