Covid Policy Update: June 12, 2022
There are no Covid mandates or restrictions in the State of Minnesota or the City of St. Paul. Simialrly, as of June 1, 2022, none of the venues for Song Festival performances require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, and none require wearing face masks inside the venues. Unless regulations change before the start of the Song Festival, we will not require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to attend or participate in Song Festival events, and will not require wearing face masks. However, attendees are welcome to wear masks at all events, and we urge anyone who feels ill or has any Covid symptoms not to attend events.
Covid Testing Sites & Resources
As of June 12, 2022, there is no longer a requirement that international air travelers to the United States show a negative Covid test taken on the day prior to travel. Nor are we aware of similar requirements for flights returning from the United States. As a result, the need for Covid testing before and during the Festival will be reduced.
However, for those wishing or needing to take a Covid test while in St. Paul for the Song Festival, there are several options, including these two:
Free testing is available in St. Paul at 1400 University Avenue West. This center is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This center is closed on Saturday, and likely will be closed on Monday, July 4. This location is 3.6 miles from the InterContinental hotel and can be reached in approximately 25 minutes by the light rail Green Line. More information about this site is available here
There is also a test site at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day. The 48 hour test is free to Minnesota residents and costs $94 for non Minnesota residents. A rapid test that provides results in about one hour costs from $99 to $199 and is available to all travelers. More information about the testing site at the airport here
For more information about Minnesota health mandates: