Free COVID-19 Testing in Waconia

The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials to offer free COVID-19 testing in Waconia. The testing event in Waconia will be held Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 29, from 12:00 noon-6 p.m. each day at the Lake Waconia Event Center. Testing is free, available to anyone who feels they need to be tested whether they have symptoms or not, and won’t require insurance.

Here are the details of the testing in Waconia:

Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29, 12 noon-6 p.m. each day

Lake Waconia Event Center
8155 Paradise Ln
Waconia, MN 55387

To avoid long lines, community members are encouraged to pre-register for an appointment. Those who are unable to sign up online or need interpretation can call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.

You can find additional information in the link below.

Get Tested_ Waconia_English

COVID 19 Vendor Requirements for Selling at Bongards Market

We just finished documenting our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan required under Governor Walz’s Executive Orders. As we have also just concluded our first month of the 2020 market season, now would be a good time to reiterate vendor rules for selling at a farmers market.  By meeting these minimum requirements we can remain open, you can continue to sell your products at Bongards Market and we will all enjoy a safe and productive summer.
  1. Do not come to market if you are not feeling well.
  2. When setting up allow 6 foot minimum space between vendor stalls.
  3. Social distance of at least 6 feet.
  4. Practice frequent and appropriate hand washing and sanitizing especially between tasks such as taking money and handling product.
  5. Do not offer samples.
  6. Place an empty table in front of vendor displays. Use the empty table to place purchases and exchange money. This empty table maintains separation between vendor and customer and prevents / reminds customers not to handle product. If a customer brings their own bag you can place the product on the table and they can pack their own bag.
See pictures below for examples of how the tables should be set up.
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