MARSHALL (KMHL) – Health officials are once again going to offer free COVID-19 testing in Marshall next week.

The Minnesota Department of Health and local health officials are partnering to give people a chance to get tested if they would like to get tested.

Health officials say the testing will take place starting Tuesday September 29 and going through Thursday October first at the Red Baron Arena and Expo Center.  The testing will take place between noon and 6 p.m.

“The more we know, the more we can help reduce community spread,” said Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes. “Testing plays a key role in our efforts to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 virus by identifying infected individuals to help prevent further person-to-person transmission.”

Health officials say while many who contract COVID-19 may experience mild or even no symptoms – some suffer life-threatening complications. Health officials add all who contract the virus are contagious.

Testing will be free and available to anyone who feels they need to be tested, whether they have symptoms or not.