COVID-19 Information

Information Center

Should you have questions about COVID matters on campus this year, or if you need to report that you’ve been exposed to COVID or tested positive, please send an email to COVID@blc.edu for help. 

VACCINATIONS: We continue to recommend that Bethany students and employees receive a COVID vaccine. Mankato vaccine locations can be found under Vaccination Centers lower on this page. 

COVID QUESTIONS & REPORTING:  Throughout the campus, posters are hung which include how cases are either isolated or quarantined based on type of contact and vaccination status. The College COVID Coordinator is available for questions or reporting via email

EMPLOYEES: If you’re not feeling well, do not come to campus. Inform your supervisor of your status. Faculty should teach using the Hy-Flex option if they have any sickness concerns.

Local Testing Sites

FREE Community COVID-19 Testing Site

(Walk-ins welcome or appointments can be made through the Vault Health registration site.)

Location: Mankato National Guard Armory – 100 Martin Luther King Drive
Hours: Monday–Friday 11AM–6PM
Testing Type: Saliva

CVS Pharmacy

(Sign up for appointment at cvs.com)

Location: 1175 Madison Ave Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-625-1791
Testing Type: PCR Nasal Swab
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Mayo Clinic East Ridge & North Ridge

(Call for appointment)

Phone: 507-594-2100
Location:
East Ridge: 101 Martin Luther King Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
North Ridge: 1695 Lor Ray Drive North Mankato, MN 56003 
Testing Type: PCR
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Mankato Clinic Urgent Care

(Call for appointment)

Phone: 507-389-8680
Location: 1230 East Main Street Mankato, MN 56001
Testing Type: PCR, Nasal Swab
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

(Set up appointment at HyVee.com/covidtesting)

Location: 2010 Adams Street, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-625-7565
Testing Type: PCR
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Vaccination Centers

(Some local locations)
CVS Pharmacy

(Walk in, no appointment needed)

Location: 1175 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-625-1791
Hours: Open 24 hours
Type of Vaccine: Pfizer
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Cub Pharmacy

(Walk in, no appointment needed)

Location: 1800 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-625-1241
Hours: Monday–Friday 9AM–9PM, Saturday 9AM–6PM, Sunday 10AM–6PM
Type of Vaccine: Moderna, Pfizer 
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Trifty White Pharmacy

(Walk in, no appointment needed)

Location: 1703 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-345-7245
Hours: Monday–Friday 8AM–7PM, Saturday/Sunday 9AM–6PM
Type of Vaccine: Moderna, Pfizer
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Walgreens Pharmacy

(Walk in, no appointment needed)

Location: 1270 Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-388-1315
Hours: Monday–Friday 9AM–9PM
Type of Vaccine: Moderna 
What to Bring: Insurance Card and Proof of ID

Campus Emergency & Closure Notifications

The Bethany Lutheran College messaging system is a key component of the college’s emergency notification program. In the event of a campus emergency or closure, the College will send notifications through a number of communication channels including text, voice, and email messaging.