City of Minot to offer rapid COVID-19 testing starting Monday
Lt. Col. Dwight Harley, of the 119th Medical Group, takes a swab sample from an asymptomatic Fargo police officer who is volunteering to take a COVID-19 test in the parking lot of the FaroDome, N.D., April 25, 2020. He is wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to stay safe while he works and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus while testing people as they drive through the mass testing process in their vehicles. He is just one of the many N.D. National Guard members partnering with the N.D. Department of Health and other civilian agencies in support of the whole community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Asymptomatic first responders are among the people being tested to learn more about the Coronavirus. The healthy first responders are participating the community effort to test the mass testing process for future testing. Approximately 1000 people were tested in the seven-hour testing event April 25. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by CMSgt David H. Lipp)

City of Minot to offer rapid COVID-19 testing starting Monday

MINOT, N.D. – Free Binax-now antigen testing will be offered in Minot starting this week.

The free testing will begin Monday morning and run for at least a month, at Minot’s Fire Station 1 at 2111 10th Street SW. The testing is offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Those who are testing should enter from the west off of 20th Avenue SW. You are highly encouraged to pre-register online to cut down on delays.

“Seeing the success that Fargo and Bismarck have had, we of course are interested in having a similar rapid screening here in Minot, especially following the holidays where we know that there could be an increase in asymptomatic spreaders. Something that we want to make sure we keep a handle on cause our numbers are really great compared to a month ago. We want to kind of keep it that way,” said Derek Hackett, Minot Public Information Officer.

Tests will be self-administered.

Results should be back within 15 minutes.

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