Custer Health will be conducting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at the Grant County Fairgrounds on Monday, August 3. The testing event is open to all ages, is first-come, first-served and is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mountain Time), or until testing supplies are exhausted. Testing events are subject to change.
“This will be our first surveillance testing event in Grant County, and we are excited to bring COVID-19 testing to the community,” said Custer Health Administrator Erin Ourada. “But along with testing for COVID-19, we want to encourage people to follow the universal pandemic precautions: washing their hands often with soap and water, avoid touching your face, maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others, cover your mouth and nose when you are around others, cover your cough and sneezes and throw used tissues in the trash, clean and disinfect surfaces frequently and monitor your health daily.”
Testing will be conducted on the east side of the Grant County Fair Building. Individuals wanting to be tested are asked to travel north off 69th Street SW onto Idaho Street, east onto Railroad Avenue and turn south on the road by Montana Street.
Pre-registration for this 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.
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 from these events may vary, depending on the capacity of the testing lab. Custer Health will be reporting positive results within 24-72 hours, while negative results may take as long as five to seven days.
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 Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 at www.facebook.com/custerhealth. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.