Second free community rapid COVID-19 testing to be offered in Williston

COVID-19 Rapid Testing 1.19 - InstaWILLISTON, N.D. – In partnership with Williams County/Williston Emergency Management, Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU), and the State of North Dakota, the City of Williston will offer its second community BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screening next Tuesday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This walk-in testing event is open to the general public, aged 18 and older, that are asymptomatic (showing no signs and symptoms of COVID-19) and will be held in the former Sloulin Airport hangar at 408 Airport Road.

If you are showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your primary care physician.

Individuals wishing to access the testing site are asked to turn on their vehicle’s 4-way flashers, enter from 42nd Street West, and then turn on 6th Avenue West. Traffic control officers and posted signage will provide additional guidance.

Upon arrival, individuals will be directed to park and exit their vehicles. Individuals will enter the hangar through the marked west door and proceed through the testing process. A mask is required to enter the hangar.

Tests will be self-administered with the assistance of City of Williston and Williams County staff. Once individuals complete their test, they will exit the hangar through the east door, return to their vehicle, and leave the site. Results will be sent in approximately 15 minutes via text message.

To learn what to expect with the BinaxNOW test, please watch: https://youtu.be/iVoNhZY5TI8

To save time for anyone taking the BinaxNOW tests, individuals are strongly encouraged to pre-register. Registration can be completed online at https://testreg.nd.gov/ but is not required if an individual has been previously tested.

Future BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screening events will be determined based on participation and will be announced.

In addition to the BinaxNOW option, the weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing event will also be offered next Monday, January 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Williston State College in the Art Wood Building.

For more information on this story, please contact David Tuan, City Administrator, at 701.713.3800 or davidt@ci.williston.nd.us.

Learn more about the North Dakota Rapid Antigen Test Program at https://www.health.nd.gov/rapid-antigen-screening.

For more information, please visit www.cityofwilliston.com, call 701.577.8100, or stop by 22 East Broadway, Williston, ND.