Mass Testing

Mass COVID-19 Testing Event in Jamestown

The event was held at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Another mass testing event for COVID-19 in Jamestown. It was held at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. The goal is to test 600 people. The last outdoor drive-up event was held June 18th. Anyone could be tested but they were giving priority to those in close contact with positive cases. Those with positive…

Mass Testing Event Ends Early In Grand Forks

The site reached it's testing capacity

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest COVID-19 mass testing event at Alerus Center in Grand Forks was shutdown around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, about an hour and a half early. The site reached it’s testing capacity. You can see in this snapshot a long line of vehicles lined up as people waited for the tests. Officials had a goal of testing…

Stutsman County holds county’s first coronavirus mass testing event

The event was held in Jamestown at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds and 566 tests were administered

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Hundreds of cars lined up in Jamestown at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds to get their free test for the coronavirus. It comes after the county saw a spike in positive cases over the last two weeks. “Many people are watching our numbers on the North Dakota Department of Health’s website and may have noticed that the numbers…

Third round of drive thru mass testing takes place in Grand Forks

475 tests were collected at the event

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Following Cass County, Grand Forks County has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in North Dakota. Through this third round of drive-up mass testing, Grand Forks is aiming to identify more people carrying the virus before they can spread it to others. The county is sitting at 304 cases, with many of them attributed to…

Broken machine will likely cause back log of testing in Cass County

The machine broken in a Bismarck lab caused a mass testing event in Fargo to be cancelled

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo has preformed nearly 7,600 COVID-19 tests and is hoping to administer much more through mass testing events. The city has already held two of these large-scale testing events. A third was scheduled for Monday, but a broken machine in the Bismarck lab where the tests are sent caused that event to be cancelled. Public health officials…

Mass Testing Sites Postponed But Gov. Burgum Says Testing Is Still Available

More targeted testing is being planned for Cass, Grand Forks and Dunn Counties which have the highest positive rates

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says mass testing events today in Fargo and tomorrow in Williston were not canceled, but rather postponed. He says due to  mechanical issues at the state lab, North Dakota now has around 5,000 tests on backlog waiting to be processed. But he says if you think you have the virus, you should get tested….

Second round of mass COVID-19 testing takes place at Fargodome

The goal of the two-day event is to test 1,000 people

FARGO, N.D. — Mass testing for COVID-19 took place in both Gwinner and Fargo this afternoon. A total of 14 testing sites have been set up across North Dakota since the pandemic began. One by one, community members rolled into the Fargodome parking lot; each one waiting to take an oral COVID-19 test. 500 testing kits were available for close…

Grand Forks reveals results of second mass testing event

Of the 714 individuals tested at the event, 62 were positive

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks has revealed the results of the city’s second mass testing event. The testing took place last Thursday at the Alerus Center and was for any close contacts with LM Wind Power employees, as well as workers from J.R. Simplot. Of the 714 tests that were administered, 649 were negative, 62 were positive, and three…

Second round of COVID-19 mass testing takes place in Grand Forks

More than 700 people were tested

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard has tested 713 more people for the coronavirus during its second round of mass testing in Grand Forks. This mass testing site at the Alerus Center is similar to one that was set up last week, where more than 400 LM Wind Power employees were tested for COVID-19. “We’re hoping for…

Mass testing in Grand Forks for LM Wind Power

LM Wind Power is being thoroughly cleaned and is closed down until further notice

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  Both State and Local Governments sprung into action quickly after there were 9 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Grand Forks County, several of which were associated with the company LM Wind Power in Grand Forks. The North Dakota National Guard, with help from members of Grand Forks public health, Devils Lake public health and the…