The Minnesota Department of Health is conducting a voluntary statewide survey between now and September 30th, as part of an ongoing effort to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in Minnesota. Spokeswoman Stephanie Yendell:

“There are a total of 180 areas throughout the state that our teams will be visiting and they will be going door-to-door. So if they come to the door people are then welcome to participate.”

Yendell says after agreeing to participate, one member of the household will complete a questionnaire. All household members who consent can receive a COVID-19 test using a swab to test for current infection. An antibody test will also be offered to determine if someone has previously been infected with COVID-19. Participants must be at least seven years old with a parent’s consent. Participants with positive results for either test will be contacted by a nurse to receive additional information.