Itasca County has teamed up with the Minnesota National Guard, state of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota to conduct a one-day COVID-19 testing event Wednesday.

The drive-thru testing event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. Those who come to get tested are asked to enter the fairgrounds at the northwest gate, next to the animal barns.

Registration is not required but will speed up the experience at the testing site. To register for an appointment time, visit or call 855-612-0677.

Any person is welcome to be tested, including those without symptoms but with reason to think they should be tested. There is no cost to being tested and insurance is not required.

Testing will be done with a nasal swab and processed either by Mayo Clinic Laboratories or the University of Minnesota. Results are expected in a few days.