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Cass County COVID-19 Testing

Page updated 9.17.21


Health Systems Testing

Area health systems provide COVID-19 testing for individuals who meet their screening criteria. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider for guidance prior to going to a clinic or office.


Fargo Cass Public Health Testing & Screening

Indoor walk-up testing and screening using the RT PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) testing method as well as BinaxNOW Rapid Screening are both provided Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 3051 25th Street South, Fargo, Suite K. The site is located in the Family Fare strip mall, between the Hi-Ho Burgers and Brews and Grand Junction Grilled Subs restaurants.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed here: https://testreg.nd.gov/. Pre-registration only needs to be completed one time, even if participating in multiple testing events. Appointments are not needed for testing/screening.


COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travel

*Individuals with a testing requirement for travel should review Travel COVID-19 Result Guidance (PDF) for important information related to test results. This document is also available on the North Dakota Department of Health website in French, Kurdish, Swahili, Spanish, Schezsuan, Somali, Nepali, and Arabic.

Individuals who need test results for travel purposes should obtain a result copy by accessing an account through the Citizen Portal:

* You will need to create or use an existing NDLogin and associate it with your TestReg registration account. An NDLogin is an account that can be used to access multiple online services provided by North Dakota state government (ex. Game & Fish, Job Service, Parks and Recreation) without the need to create a new account for each service.
* You will be prompted to create an account when accessing your result e-notification and when registering for a test at testreg.nd.gov.
* Step by step instructions for creating and accessing an account is found here: Citizen Portal Screenshots.pdf (nd.gov)
* An FAQ for the Citizen Portal can be found here: Public FAQ's TestReg Login_citizen portal (1).pdf (nd.gov)

Individuals with a COVID-19 testing requirement for travel should be tested using the RT PCR test, available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3051 25th Street South, Fargo, Suite K. Pre-registration is required and can be completed here: https://testreg.nd.gov/.

Upon arrival for testing, travelers should inform testing site personnel they are a traveler. The nasal collection method should be used as it is most widely accepted by airlines. COVID-19 screening events using the BinaxNOW rapid test do not meet acceptable testing criteria for most airlines and/or foreign countries.


COVID-19 Test Results

BinaxNOW Rapid Screen: results are typically available 20-30 minutes from the time the test is administered. The notification preference is selected during pre-registration, which can be completed here: https://testreg.nd.gov/.

PCR Test:
* The below information applies to testing events through Fargo Cass Public Health. If you had a sample taken at a private health care facility, please contact that provider.
* If you opted to receive an e-notification of test results, you will be prompted to enter your date of birth.

If Your PCR Test is Positive:
Individuals with a positive test result will be notified by e-notification or phone call within 3 days from when the lab gets the sample, but may vary depending on a variety of factors (e.g. the time required to get the sample to the lab, number of samples that need to be tested, etc). Once you receive this e-notification/call, please stay at home. Others that live with you in the same household should also stay at home. Soon after, you will receive another call from a COVID-19 caseworker that will provide you with instructions for you and your family and will ask questions to help identify other individuals that you may have been in close contact with. The phone call may come from an out-of-state number. You can expect this call with your caseworker to take up to one hour.

If your test was positive and you need documentation or confirmation, ask your case worker. If you don't have your case worker's contact information, reach out to the public health hotline at 1-866-207-2880 option 2.

If Your PCR Test is Negative:
Individuals with a negative test result will be notified within 3 days, but may vary depending on a variety of factors (e.g. the time required to get the sample to the lab, number of samples that need to be tested, etc). The notification will occur through an automated notification as requested through the preregistration process OR a phone call from Noridian Healthcare Solutions or North Dakota Department of Health personnel. If you were expecting an email notification and didn't get one, please check your spam mailbox.

If You Didn’t Receive a Result Or Would Like Documentation or Confirmation of your Test Result:
If it’s been more than 3 days since you attended a testing event or if you would like documentation or confirmation of your negative test result, visit COVID-19 Testing Result Follow-Up to fill out a survey. The email notification you receive serves as the official confirmation of your test result. You are free to provide this to employers, use it for travel, etc. If you are unable to access your results using the Citizen Portal or the Online Survey, call the result notification line at 701.204.6664 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Holidays may affect these times.

Please visit https://www.health.nd.gov/covidtestresults for more information on positve and negative test results.


Moorhead COVID-19 Testing Site Open to ND Residents

Through a collaborative effort between local public health in the F-M area and partners at the state level in both ND and MN, ND residents are able to participate in community COVID-19 testing events in Moorhead.

Testing schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Former Thomas Edison Elementary School
1110 S. 14th Street
Moorhead, MN 56560

Additional information:
https://claycountymn.gov/1596/COVID-19-Testing-Opportunities

Please note: Tests administered at the Moorhead testing site are not rapid tests. Results will be provided via email in approximately 48-72 hours.