September 28, 2020 

Good afternoon, 

There are three points we will address today about COVID-19: Cass/Clay county numbers, the mass testing event in Moorhead and reporting expectations.

Cass/Clay County

While we are pleased that the information we have about the health of our campus community points to decreasing numbers of positive test results and related needs for isolation and quarantine, we are also aware that the number of new positive test results in Clay and Cass counties keeps rising. With our community cases on the rise, it is good to remember Concordia does not exist in a bubble. It will take vigilance and discipline to maintain our college as a pandemic-aware community that is doing all it can to not transmit COVID-19. Be as thoughtful and careful as you can as you go about your life and tasks in Fargo-Moorhead.

Mass Testing

Because of the increased numbers in our county, the Minnesota Department of Health in collaboration with Clay County Public Health is holding a mass testing event this week.


  • Noon to 6 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, September 29; Wednesday, September 30; Thursday, October 1 
  • Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Location: Moorhead Armory – 1002 15th Ave. North

While the college recommends that students and employees make proactive use of the regular testing opportunities available in this community, we note this is one of the few opportunities for asymptomatic people to be tested without a medical recommendation.  

NOTE: Students who have symptoms should get tested right on campus by our campus medical officer. Do NOT wait for a mass testing event. Call (218) 299-3652 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

If you are confused about next steps when getting tested, please refer to this guide from our Health Services/Quarantine and Isolation team.

COVID-19 Reporting 

It is the college’s expectation that if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 you will report that positive test to the college. Employees will do so through their supervisor and Human Resources. Students should call the COVID Student Helpline at (701) 730-8304

Finally, it is necessary that we all follow the Cobber Commitment as we care for our own health, the health of others and our entire community.

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