Update on UND COVID-19 testing for Tuesday, June 23

COVID-19 testing will be held for members of the UND community on Tuesday, June 23, and UND leadership highly encourages taking part.

The testing will take place at 801 Princeton St. between the UND Wellness Center and the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, with both walk-through and drive-through testing lanes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students, faculty, staff, and UND affiliates. Testing hours of 9-11 a.m. will be reserved for aviation students and student-athletes. Aviation students and student athletes unable to attend between 9-11 a.m. are welcome to attend anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Following is updated information on testing.

  • COVID-19 testing of the UND community at the June 23 testing event is highly encouraged by UND leadership.
  • Employees are not required to take sick leave to attend the testing event. However, employees are asked to work with their supervisor regarding times to attend.
  • Persons being tested for  surveillance, who are not symptomatic or identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 positive case, do not need to quarantine pending the results of their COVID-19 test.
  • Test results will take approximately 48-72 hours to receive.
  • You will be informed of your test results, whether negative or positive.
    • Notification of negative test results may take longer than 72 hours to receive.
    • UND Student Health Services or the ND Department of Health (NDDoH) will notify you of positive test results within a few hours of SHS and NDDoH receiving those results.
    • Follow up of positive case results will be coordinated by the NDDoH, per CDC guidelines.
  • You do not need to login or register with your UND or other credentials, but you are encouraged to pre-register with the North Dakota Health Department to help speed the testing process.

The testing will be via throat swabs, and 1,000 tests will be available on first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost or need for insurance. Face coverings or masks are strongly encouraged.

At this time, testing is only available for UND students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. If additional tests are available later in the day, UND will announce testing is open for Greater Grand Forks residents.

If you would like to be tested, please pre-register with the N.D. Department of Health. If you are unable to pre-register, you may also register at the testing site. Those under age 18 must have the consent of their parent or guardian. Please note that pre-registering does not guarantee a test.

The testing will be conducted by the North Dakota National Guard, and is a cooperative effort between the N.D. Health Department, National Guard, UND Student Health Services, and Grand Forks Public Health.