TESTING

Grand Forks COVID-19 walk-up testing event to be held August 14th

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Public Health will be hosting a walk-up COVID-19 testing event on Friday at the University of North Dakota. Testing begins at 10 a.m., but the first hour of the event will be designated for Grand Forks Public Schools faculty and staff. Testing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be open to the general public. Anyone…

Fargo Blues Festival Plays On With New COVID-19 Rules

Saturday's lineup of performances starts at noon and tickets can be purchased on site.

FARGO, N.D. — “The blues fest is a wonderful event this is our 25th annual and the blues just reach everyone that loves music,” Kristi Bredell  said. The stage is being set up with rain coverings for the Blues Festival at the Newman Outdoor Field. The two day celebration is the first major music fest in the Fargo-Moorhead area since…

Community Reacts To Possible Mask Mandate In Minnesota

According to a national study by the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is by wearing a mask.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota could join a growing list of states requiring masks including Texas, California and Michigan as coronavirus cases spike in multiple states. DFL State Senator Kent Eken of Twin Valley says he encourages people to wear masks but worries a one size fits all plan will take away the ability of communities to make their own decisions….

Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

Health Experts Continue To See Decline In COVID-19 Cases in ND

Last week, Governor Burgum said the state had the capacity to process 5000 tests per day.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force has been working around the clock to prevent and stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We’ve been really good at identifying positive cases and then once we identify positive cases, we have a really strong contact team here and so I think when you do that really well, you’re able…

North Dakota To Finish 2nd Round of Long-Term Care COVID-19 Testing

Will Be First State In the Nation To reach That milestone

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is leading the nation in testing it’s long-term care population. A second round of testing all staff and residents will be finished by Friday, making the state the first in the nation to reach that milestone. “Seven days out of the first 14 days in June, we had zero new cases in the state of…

Four more COVID-19 testing events planned in Fargo

The tests are free.

UPDATE: Thursday’s COVID-19 testing event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Fargodome, has been closed for the remainder of the day due to state lab capacity. Testing begins again Friday morning, starting at 10 a.m.   FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is planning four additional COVID-19 testing events over the next two…

Mass COVID-19 testing continues Friday at Fargodome

The pop-up testing site is open to the general public Thursday and Friday

FARGO, N.D. — The first of a two-day COVID-19 mass testing event has wrapped up at the Fargodome. The testing site was a collaboration between Fargo Cass Public Health, North Dakota Public Health and the North Dakota National Guard. It began Thursday morning at 10:00. According to Fargo Cass Public Health, an unlimited number of oral swab testing kits were…

No COVID-19 Spike in North Dakota from Memorial Day Weekend

Governor Burgum stresses importance of testing in daily COVID-19 briefing.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The results from COVID-19 testing done after the long Memorial Day weekend are in for North Dakota. Governor Doug Burgum says, “there was a lot of concern around the country, a lot of press reports about all the activity that Memorial Day weekend would cause a spike and I’m happy to report that it has not caused…

Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force Meets To Discuss Testing And Tracing

In Cass County, contact tracers are following 595 active cases and 12-hundred people.

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Valley COVID-19 task force was formed at the request of Governor Doug Burgum earlier this month. 13 partner organizations began working to determine how to best address the coronavirus and its impact on the community. “Since our locally generated testing matrix has been implemented, we’ve been able to focus our limited resources solely on…