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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health (BBPH) will be conducting a COVID-19 testing event at the Bismarck Event Center on Tuesday, July 14. The testing event is open to all ages, is first-come, first-served and scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until testing supplies are exhausted.
Individuals wanting to be tested at this event must enter Bowen Avenue at Fifth Street and proceed east to the Bismarck Event Center entrance. There will be no access to Bowen from Seventh Street. Upon completion of testing, individuals are asked to travel away from the area via Fifth Street.
“Our community continues to participate in the BBPH testing events and we thank them for supporting our testing efforts,” said Southwest Central Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinator Crystalynn Kuntz. “We appreciate how fluid aspects of the COVID-19 response are. We have experienced this fluidity first-hand as we continue to change our testing events to meet the community’s needs.”
There is no cost for the COVID-19 tests and health insurance is not processed. Viral testing will be conducted at the drive through event, but antibody tests are not available at this time. Test results response may vary, depending on lab capacity. BBPH is reporting positive results within 24-72 hours while negative results may take five to seven days.
For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health has provided a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals needing medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.
For testing event and all other inquiries, 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.