Custer Health Conducting Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Event at Union Cemetery on January 27

Custer Health is conducting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at Union Cemetery (located at 1600 Mandan Avenue NE in Mandan, to the north of Exit 153) on Wednesday, January 27, from 1-2 p.m. unless testing supplies are exhausted sooner. The testing event is open to all ages, and is first-come, first-served.

Individuals wanting testing must approach Union Cemetery from the west, and enter the location from the northwest corner, where Old Red Trail turns south and becomes Mandan Avenue. Vehicles will travel east into Union Cemetery, and travel around the perimeter of the cemetery before eventually coming from the west into the Mandan Union Cemetery building where testing will be conducted. Following testing, vehicles will travel out of Union Cemetery to the south and are asked to leave the area by traveling south on Mandan Avenue.

Pre-registration for the COVID-19 testing event is available at https://testreg.nd.gov/. This process is not required to be completed in order to receive a test, but is recommended to speed up your overall testing event experience. Please complete the entire questionnaire. Pre-registration does not guarantee test availability. Testing events are subject to change. Please visit www.facebook.com/custerhealth or www.custerhealth.com prior to events to ensure there are no changes to the event.

There is no fee associated with the collection of samples and subsequent COVID-19 tests and an individual’s health insurance is not processed. Response times for receiving test results may vary, depending on the capacity of the testing lab. Positive and negative results may take up to seven days. Visit https://www.health.nd.gov/covidtestresults for test result information.

All individuals are encouraged to continue practicing universal precautions to keep yourself and those around you as healthy as possible:

  • Practice physical distancing that keeps you at least six feet from other people who are not in your household.
  • Wear a face covering if social distancing is not possible.
  • Wash your hands with soap often. If soap is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Monitor your health daily and be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health has established a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer your questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, with questions. Please note that individuals seeking specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.

For event inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Custer Health at 701-667-3370, or you can connect online with us at www.custerhealth.com or through Facebook. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.