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Altru Health System is working with the North Dakota Department of Health and following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you're looking for information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to the COVID-19 vaccine page.

PCR testing is available through any Altru primary care physician or Express Clinic location as well as at the Fritz Pollard Jr. Athletic Center located at the University of North Dakota. To register, call the Nurse Advice Line at 701.780.6358. For information on COVID-19 testing, please go to the COVID-19 testing page.

To view the COVID-19 safety protocols in place, visit our Safe Reopening Plan.

For information on our COVID-19 Mask Requirements go to our Visitor Information.

Altru Retail Pharmacy offers curbside pick-up for patients who are picking up prescriptions for COVID-19. Once you have arrived at the hospital, pull all the way up to the signs and call the phone number on the sign to let the Altru Retail Pharmacy know you have arrived. An Altru Retail Pharmacy team member will arrange to collect payment and bring your medication to your car. To find more information on picking up prescriptions, visit

If you are a Canadian resident seeking COVID-19 testing, or seeking travel testing for COVID-19, please call our Nurse Advice Line at 701.780.6358 before visiting an Altru location.


Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and fever. Visit the CDC website for more information and a complete list of symptoms.

How it Spreads

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. For more information on how COVID-19 spreads, visit the CDC website.

Prevention & Treatment

The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: avoiding close contact with people who are sick, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, staying home when you are sick and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throwing the tissue in the trash. For more information on prevention and treatment, please visit the CDC website.

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