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LGBTQ COVID-19 Resources

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a novel coronavirus. It attacks the lungs and respiratory system. This virus spreads through respiratory droplets that travel about 6 feet in the air or land on surfaces or people when an infected person coughs or sneezes. COVID-19 can also be spread through contact with infected saliva, mucus, or feces.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, muscle and body aches, headache,  loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nasal congestion, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. Most often, symptoms start 5-7 days after exposure. But it is important to note that you can have COVID-19 without any symptoms at all, and can still pass it on to others.

When can I get tested for COVID-19?

You should get tested for COVID-19 if you are experiencing symptoms. If you have been attending protests, cleanups, or any other events with large groups of people, it is recommended you get tested 5-7 days after the event even if you do not feel sick. If this test comes back negative but you are still concerned, MDH recommends being re-tested 12-14 days after potential exposure.

Where Can I get tested for COVID-19?
  • MDH has a map with all current testing locations, their contact information, and who they are testing. You can find that map here.
  • MDH is working on organizing accessible and free testing for folks who attended any recent large gatherings and/or who are asymptomatic. You can find those test sites and more information here.
  • It is recommended to call ahead with any questions as well as to make an appointment for testing if possible. You can make an appointment online here.

We will be adding more resources to this page soon!