From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to the state of Minnesota. For a variety of reasons, Minnesota is currently prioritizing COVID-19 testing for those who are symptomatic or are in a high-risk setting or population (congregate settings, staff in high-risk settings, critical utility workers, etc). We are continuing to expand the availability of testing for high-priority groups through a strong public/private partnership between MDH [Minnesota Department of Health], the University of MN, the Mayo Clinic, and health systems and providers throughout the state, so that we can immediately respond to emerging hotspots and areas of concern, as part of our overall goal of ensuring testing is available with as few barriers as possible for anyone who needs it. Funding from the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) Enhancing Detection effort in Minnesota (MN-ELC) will help increase overall testing for COVID-19 across the state and improve the public health infrastructure that supports an effective response to disease outbreaks."
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