UND will be hosting a COVID-19 testing event for Grand Forks Public Schools and the public on Friday, Aug. 14.

The walk-up testing event put on between Grand Forks Public Health, UND, the North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota National Guard will be held at the UND High Performance Center, 2419 Second Ave. N, Grand Forks.

The testing will be open to Grand Forks Public Schools faculty and staff from 10 to 11 a.m. and open to the general public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The testing event is to increase surveillance of COVID-19 in the community, Grand Forks Public Health said in a press release.

Ages 5 and older can participate, even if individuals do not have symptoms. The test at this event is a point-in-time test.

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If a person was tested in the early stages of the infection while incubating the virus or exposed to the virus after they were previously tested, they could then later test positive for COVID-19. Those that have previously tested negative can be tested again.

Additional event details:

  • Registration prior to arrival at the event is required: testreg.nd.gov.
  • Please note that registering does not guarantee a test.
  • The goal of the event is to test 600 people.
  • There is no cost for the test, and health insurance is not processed.
  • Proof of residency will not be required.
  • The testing process takes about 15 minutes. Wait time in line may be longer.
  • Antibody testing will not be conducted at this event.
  • Those participating in testing must be at least 5 years old.
  • Face coverings or masks are required and six-foot distancing is expected.

For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the NDDoH hotline at (866) 207-2880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday or Grand Forks Public Health at (701) 787-8100, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and care, visit the NDDoH website.