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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.

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.

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.

Weekly COVID-19 Update

With COVID-19 prevalent in our area, we are committed to keeping the community updated. We will provide regular updates with an overview of our number of new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 via our website and social media.

Weekly COVID-19 update from Altru Hospital.

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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