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Posted on: December 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] BBPH Providing Community COVID-19 Testing Event on December 29

COVID-19 Testing Route Map - 7th Street EntryBismarck-Burleigh Public Health (BBPH) will be conducting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at the Bismarck Event Center next week, on Tuesday, December 29. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but could end earlier than scheduled times, depending on availability of testing supplies. The testing event is open to all ages and is first-come, first-served. Individuals wanting to be tested must enter Parking Lot D, (the lot south of the Bismarck Event Center, across Bowen Avenue) from Seventh Street. Testing will then be conducted inside the Bismarck Event Center.

Individuals wanting testing are asked to complete a preregistration survey that is available online at https://testreg.nd.gov/. By completing the entire questionnaire, you will speed up your overall testing event experience. Pre-registration does not guarantee test availability. 

There is no fee for the collection of samples and subsequent COVID-19 tests and an individual’s health insurance will not be processed. Viral testing will be conducted at these drive-through events, but antibody tests are not available through BBPH at this time. Response times for test results may vary, depending on lab capacity. It may take up to a week to receive results. 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. On December 31 the hotline will operate regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on January 1. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ours are in effect January 2. Please note that individuals seeking specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.

For testing event inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health at 355-1540, or you can connect with us through a variety of online platforms. Information is available at www.bismarcknd.gov, as well as through social media: via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.

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