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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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To reduce the spread of the virus:

  • Get vaccinated and stay up-to-date with COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
  • Test to prevent spread to others; follow recommendations for quarantine or isolation
  • Monitor your health daily; stay home if you don't feel well
  • Wash hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

COVID-19 Vaccine

On September 15, 2023, the below CDC COVID-19 vaccine guidance was issued:

* Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to receive at least one updated 2023- 2024 COVID-19 vaccine.
* Individuals 5 years of age and older regardless of previous vaccination are eligible to receive a single dose of an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months after the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
* Children ages 6 months–to 4 years may need 2 doses of Moderna if they have not been previously vaccinated.
* CDC vaccination guidelines will vary for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

For COVID-19 vaccine availability at FCPH, please call 701.241.1383 to make an appointment.

Visit to find additional vaccine providers near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

FCPH is an enrolled provider for the COVID-19 vaccine and follows recommendations and guidance from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the North Dakota Department of Health. FCPH continues to work with community partners to strategically vaccinate our community in an ethical and efficient manner.

If you have questions about vaccine recommendations, please call the North Dakota Health & Human Services Hotline at 1.866.207.2880.

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Visit to find a vaccine provider and location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Testing

Our COVID-19 Free Home Test Kit Program ended on April 5, 2024. If you are in need of a test, we suggest reaching out to your local pharmacy or clinic for test availability.

** The FDA evaluated the shelf life of currently approved tests and concluded that the tests' viability is longer than manufacturers originally thought. If you have test kits at home, you can check the expiration date here: FDA site for more information.

Health Systems Testing
Essentia Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1.833.494.0836 or start an e-visit online.

Sanford Health: 701.234.5000 for 'My Sanford Nurse' or start an e-visit online.

Please visit North Dakota Health & Human Services Home Testing or Self-Testing Guidance for specific information about at-home test kits, including instructions for use and age requirements.

Isolation & Quarantine Guidance

Please visit CDC for isolation and quarantine guidance.