Starting May 8th, 2023, the mask mandate for patients, staff and visitors at Boynton Health will end. Anyone who comes to the clinic and has respiratory symptoms (new cough, nasal congestion, sore throat) will be required to wear a mask If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a high risk exposure to someone with COVID and would like to see a clinician and be tested, please check in and you will be seen in Urgent Care or Gopher Quick Clinic.
Boynton Health’s Urgent Care Clinic and Gopher Quick Clinic are located at the East Bank and are open Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm and from 9am - 4:30 pm on Thursdays.
Click here for our After Hours Care options.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.
Boynton Health offers COVID vaccinations (both primary series and boosters) on a drop in basis. Flu shots are available during this time, too!
When: Monday & Wednesday
- Location: W-227
- Hours: 10 am - 2 pm
For additional vaccination locations, use the MN Department of Health Vaccine Connector to locate an appointment near you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I feel sick?
- Stay home.
- Get tested. Tests and treatments are available for COVID-19, flu, and RSV at clinics and hospitals. For COVID-19 testing in the Twin Cities through Boynton Health, see testing University of Minnesota
- If positive, follow CDC isolation guidelines and see your healthcare provider for treatment.
- Wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask indoors around others.
When can I end the isolation period?
- Your isolation will last for at least a full 5 days after the start of your symptoms (day zero is your first day of symptoms) - or - a full 5 days after a positive test if you are asymptomatic (day zero is the day you tested positive if you have no symptoms).
- You must be without a fever for the last 24 hours.
- Your symptoms must be improving.
- You should wear a well-fitted mask for an additional 5 days.
- Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease for at least 10 days.
- Avoid travel for at least 10 days.
- Use the CDC’s Quarantine & Isolation Calculator to help determine your isolation period.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone who is sick?
Close contact is defined as being within six feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more while they were infectious. You may be informed by the person directly, or through the State of Minnesota COVID Aware App.
Take the following actions:
- Review the CDC's guidance.
- Wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 6.
Where can I get the latest campus updates about COVID-19?
The Safe Campus website has the most up-to-date information for the University of Minnesota community, including:
How do I know whether I have (or someone else has) COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or just a cold?
These are all respiratory infections caused by viruses and sometimes difficult to tell apart. Tests are available to determine the type of virus.
- Cold (rhinovirus) symptoms
- Flu (influenza) symptoms (Not viral gastroenteritis or “stomach flu.”)
- RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) symptoms and how it spreads. Some children and older adults are at high risk of serious complications.
- COVID-19 symptoms
- CDC guide comparing cold vs. flu
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles guide comparing these four viruses
What should I do if I’m going to travel?
- See the CDC recommendations on travel. If you’re traveling in the U.S., view this state-by-state guide to COVID-19 infection levels, or one at the county level.
- Get a flu shot as soon as possible. Available at clinics and pharmacies statewide, and in the Twin Cities through Boynton Health.
- Ensure your COVID-19 vaccines are current, including the new bivalent booster. Vaccines are available at clinics and pharmacies statewide, and in the Twin Cities through Boynton Health.
- Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you are at high risk of complications, wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask indoors around others.