The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is updating its COVID-19 testing recommendations, focused primarily on young Minnesotans returning to schools, youth sports and extracurricular activities.

“The bottom line is, that’s a lot of new folks engaging with people they had had not previously been interacting with as a result we are updating our testing recommendations with a focus on those ages 12-25.”

Health Protection Bureau Assistant Commissioner Dan Huff says the new guidance comes in the wake of Governor Walz’s loosening of restrictions on certain activities and sectors of the economy.