COVID-19 Community Saliva & Rapid Testing

Updated January 2022

In addition to saliva testing, rapid testing is also available at this site.

COVID Testing Schedule:
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, CLOSED

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17, the site will be CLOSED


  • The site is is very busy when it first opens for the day. If you are able, arrive later in the afternoon for a shorter wait time.
  • Parking is FREE in the DECC lot or ramp to people accessing the test site. Over 1,800 parking spaces are available at the DECC.
  • DO NOT park on Harbor Drive, along curbs or in authorized vehicle only spaces. Vehicles may be ticketed if parked in these areas.

COVID-19 testing is available at no cost at all Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) community testing sites.

Saliva tests may not be a good option for those with low saliva production, such as very young children or people who have suffered a stroke. Results are emailed to you 24-48 hours after taking the test.  Results may take longer during periods of high volume.

If you have questions about saliva testing, please email or call 800-800-5698.

Schedule a Testing Appointment

DECC – Paulucci Hall
Entrance D
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN, 55802

The test site is located in Paulucci Hall via Entrance D. To access parking, please enter the East Parking Gate across from the William A Irvin Ore Carrier. Parking is FREE in the DECC lot or ramp to people accessing the test site

What to expect at the testing site

  • Wear a mask or face covering if you can.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s best to pre-register for an appointment and arrive on time (not earlier).
  • You can show either your confirmation email/text or tell staff your name, birthdate, and address.
  • Bring your insurance card if you have health insurance. The test will be 100% at no cost to you whether or not you have insurance. If you do, we may ask your insurance company to help pay for your test.
  • Each person getting tested will need to have their own email address and a phone number to receive your results

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