Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Health and Human Services (HHS) has successfully entered into a partnership with the Mayo Clinic, which has offered to provide Band-wide testing to anyone who wants a test, whether or not the person has any symptoms. Mayo will also offer an antibody test, which will show if a person has already had COVID-19 in the past, and may have developed some immunity.

Mayo's goal is to begin testing of Mille Lacs Band members in early June. More detailed information will be provided about this testing in upcoming days as logistics are firmed up.

Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin said, "I want to say Miigwech to Commissioner Nicole Anderson and her staff. The Mayo Clinic said we are one of the most prepared and organized community partners they have worked with, so a shout-out to our team. Miigwech."