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Coronavirus testing changes in Jamestown due to holiday

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Coronavirus testing in Jamestown by Central Valley Health District will change next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Testing will be held for the community will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Jamestown Civic Center, according to Robin Iszler, unit administrator Central Valley Health District. There will not be testing on Friday, Nov. 27.

Testing events at the Civic Center have been extremely busy over the past couple weeks with over 400 people participating each week, Central Valley Health said. The North Dakota National Guard has been assisting local public health departments across North Dakota with testing events. Each region has been assigned a group of Guard members who assist with various activities during the testing process. Iszler said Central Valley Health could not hold an event such as this without the assistance of the National Guard. “We greatly appreciate their assistance,” she said.

Iszler said funding for the National Guard may change in December when federal FEMA dollars end and Central Valley is uncertain what that change will mean for future testing events.

Central Valley Health said testing dates will change each week in December due to commitments at the Civic Center and also the upcoming Christmas holiday. She encourages people to like Central Valley Health’s Facebook page to find the latest updates on testing events. Additionally, anyone wanting to attend a community testing event must register at least one time on the https://testreg.nd.gov site.

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