Community rapid COVID-19 testing continues in Williston

COVID-19 Rapid Testing 2.16 - InstaWILLISTON, N.D. – The next community BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screening will be held Tuesday, February 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 can enter from 42nd Street West and turn on 6th Avenue West or can approach the hangar from 38th Street West. Posted signage will provide additional guidance.

Upon arrival, individuals will 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.

Please monitor the City of Williston website and social media for updates on future BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screening events.

In addition, the Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU), in conjunction with Williston State College (WSC), continues to offer Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Art Wood building at WSC. The next testing event is Monday, February 15.

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 additional information on PCR and Antigen testing, please read: https://www.health.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/Files/MSS/coronavirus/COVID19_PCRvsSerologyTesting.pdf.

For additional information on future local testing events, please follow UMDHU on Facebook (@uppermissouridistricthealthunit) and monitor the City of Williston website at: bit.ly/WillistonCOVID-19.