Greetings Cobbers –

This message contains information for those students who are required to get COVID tests every two weeks. Required testing starts this week.  

Who does this requirement apply to?  

As a reminder, this testing requirement applies to students who physically come to the Moorhead campus if any of these are true:

  • You are not vaccinated
  • You are not yet fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose)
  • You have not provided your vaccination status (by filling out the COVID Vaccination Form, or by contacting the COVID Helpline directly)

You are exempt from this testing requirement if:

  • You are fully vaccinated (and have provided this information through the COVID Vaccination Form)
  • Or if you had a lab-confirmed case of COVID in the last 90 days

When and how do I get tested?

If you are required to get tested, based on the info above, you should get tested this week (between Mon, Aug 30 and Sunday, Sept 5). Your test can be a PCR test or a rapid test.  

There are a number of free community testing sites available. The closest is the Vault Health Site, a few blocks from campus. Note that this site is only open Mon-Thurs. You can see even more local testing sites in the ConcoLife App (in the Resources section).  

If you are a student athlete, you can use the test you take through athletics.

This process will repeat every two weeks.  

What do I do with my test result?

On Monday, September 6, a randomly selected group of students will be chosen to submit their negative test results no later than Thursday, September 9. Failure to comply may result in referral to the conduct system and a $50 fine.  

What if I get a positive test result?

Contact the COVID Student Helpline at (701) 730-8304 so our staff can assist you. 

What if I have questions?

Contact the COVID Student Helpline at

Thank you,

The COVID Helpline/Health Services Staff