COVID-19 testing scheduled for Sunday, Monday in Fargo


The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and the North Dakota National Guard will host two outdoor drive-up COVID-19 testing events in Fargo. Testing will take place on Sunday, May 3 from noon – 4:30 p.m. and on Monday, May 4 from 1 – 5:30 p.m. Testing will take place in the west parking lot of the FARGODOME and will be available for close contacts of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and for essential workers. A close contact is anyone who has had a known exposure to a positive COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Close contacts are strongly encouraged to take part, as this is a priority testing group. Essential workers include those who have continued to work through the pandemic, such as food service, healthcare and law enforcement. Those from either group are invited to take part in the testing at any time.

The role of Fargo Cass Public Health in this testing event is to assist in securing a location and to provide public information.

Additional event details:

  • The goal of the event is to test 500 people per day, for a combined total of 1,000.
  • There is no cost for the test and health insurance is not processed.
  • Proof of residency will not be required.
  • Proof of employment will not be required.
  • The testing process takes approximately 15 minutes. Wait time in line may be longer.
  • Those with a positive result will be notified by phone within 24-72 hours.
  • Those with a negative result will be notified by email or phone within 48-72 hours, depending on when results are available from the State lab.
  • Testing may be oral or nasal, depending on availability of testing supplies. Antibody testing will not be conducted at this event.
  • Those participating in testing must be at least 12 years old.