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COVID-19: Prevention

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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

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page for appointment information. If you don't live in the immediate area, use the COVID Vaccine Locator to find a provider near you.

CDC provides guidance for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

COVID-19 Testing

Who should get tested?

CDC recommends anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested due to symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Visit our Fargo Moorhead Area COVID-19 Testing for information about area testing opportunities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for information related to COVID-19 symptoms, prevention measures and recommendations for those who are sick. Additional information includes:

  • Symptoms: People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue and new loss of taste or smell. **Please note: This list does not include all possible symptoms.
  • Visit How to Protect Yourself and Others to learn how the virus spreads and the steps everyone should take to help reduce the spread.
  • Visit People at Increased Risk to learn about those who may be more likely than others to become severely ill, including older adults and those with medical conditions.