Coronavirus
Coronavirus Information Center
Severe weather outlook South Dakota

A closer look at North Dakota’s COVID-19 testing strategy

Local News

Testing has been at the center of North Dakota’s COVID-19 response since March.

The Department of Health says it’s still the best mitigation strategy to this day, and the number of tests conducted now has multiped since then.

As a result, the Peace Garden State does the second-most testing per capita in the country.

Nicole Brunelle, the Health Department’s Section Chief for Research and Response says North Dakota has plenty of supplies to test whoever needs or wants one.

The state is broken into eight regions, with a lead public health agency in each that meets every week. The purpose is to be able to set up mass testing sites as needed in each zone.

Brunelle says there are between five and 10 large testing events per day across the state.

“We work together with the local public health units and also with the North Dakota National Guard, who has been a huge resource to us. Without them, we would not be able to do the large amount of testing that we can,” she added.

While Brunelle says supplies are stocked, more manpower is always needed to conduct testing. She says the state is still hiring.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

KX Convo: Dr. Stephen McDonough

Affordable Housing

Rapid Tests

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 11/24

Turkey Pardon

2020 Census

ID Backlog

Tom's Tuesday Afternoon #OneMinuteForecast 11/24

Meals on Wheels

National Anthem

NDC NOV 24

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder

Minot Girl's Hockey

Minot Wrestling

Real ID Deadline

Minot Exec. Orders for Hospitality

Buddy Games

KX Convo: Mikalah Auer

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 11/23

Holiday Plans

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

COVID Symptoms infographic

North Dakota Resources

North Dakota Resources

More Resources

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss