COVID-19 Testing Program

TESTING HOURS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18-21:

Tuesday, January 18 & Wednesday, January 19: 7:45 am-3:30 pm 

Thursday, January 20: Staff screening testing at Albany & Avon Elementary 7:45 am-3:30 pm. Email lherdering@district745.org for open appointment times. 

Friday, January 21 (Early Dismissal): Staff screening testing at Albany Secondary School 7:30 am-12:00 pm.  Email lherdering@district745.org for open appointment times. 


  • How do I schedule a testing appointment? Call 845-5092 during the testing hours listed above or email lherdering@district745.org

  • Who can be tested? All students enrolled at Albany Area Schools and all Albany Area Schools staff members are eligible to participate in the district's COVID-19 testing program. Testing is being provided utilizing resources allocated by the MN Department of Education. 

  • Where and when is the testing done? The district’s testing site is located in the BEAT concession stand at the Secondary School. Testing hours vary each week and will be updated online each week.

  • How is the testing done? The test being administered on site is the Cue test, a rapid molecular PCR test, which includes gently swabbing the inner part of the lower nostril. This test is not painful. We do not use the longer swabs that reach higher in the nose. 

Identifying and isolating students and staff who are COVID positive helps us stop the spread of COVID in our buildings and keep students in the classroom and able to take part in the school activities they love. 


Albany Area Schools COVID-19 Testing & Health Office Staff

Lindsay Herdering - District COVID-19 Testing Office - 320-845-5092 - lherdering@district745.org 

Asha Gregory - High School & Middle School Health Office - 320-845-5045 - agregory@district745.org 

Melissa Abraham - Avon Elementary Health Office - 320-845-5305 - mabraham@district745.org 

Morgan Kampsen - Albany Elementary Health Office - 320-845-5205 - mkampsen@district745.org


Required Forms: 
Student Consent Form - Click HERE
Student Information Form - Click HERE
Staff Consent Form - Click HERE
Staff Information Form - Click HERE