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Clay County Public Health is currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1a and is contacting those who are eligible for the vaccine. Individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine will be contacted by their place of work or place of residence, if living in a congregate care facility. Please know that it will take time to move through each priority group in Phase 1a. Because of this, it is unknown when the general public will be able to receive the vaccine. As we move into the next phases, updates will be provided.  

Phase 1a includes healthcare personnel, emergency medical services, COVID-19 community vaccinators, COVID-19 testing staff, and long-term care residents. The next priority group is Phase 1b includes frontline essential workers and adults 75 years and older. Phase 1c will follow Phase 1b and includes adults ages 65-74 years, people ages 16 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers will be able to get vaccinated. Phases following Phase 1c are being determined.  

The general public, including adults over age 65 and individuals with chronic health conditions, do not need to get on a waiting list or make an appointment.  

Please be aware of scams regarding vaccinations. Clay County Public Health will never ask for payment for a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Please visit the following links for more information: 


We can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to download the COVIDaware MN app today:

Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing:

Saliva testing is made available through a partnership between the State of Minnesota and Vault Health.

At Home COVID-19 Saliva Testing

COVID-19 Saliva Test Site in Moorhead

Testing is available to Minnesota and North Dakota residents.

Results will be provided via email in approximately 48-72 hours.

Open Weekly:

Mon-Fri: 12 pm - 7 pm

Sat & Sun: 10 am - 4 pm


Former Thomas Edison Elementary School
1110 S. 14th Street
 Moorhead, MN 56560

To schedule an appointment: Click Here


For appointment/test results questions:


Phone:  1-212-880-5494; dial 9 to speak with a live agent


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Health System Testing

Area health systems continue to conduct COVID-19 testing for individuals who meet their screening criteria. Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider for guidance prior to going to a clinic or office. 

Family HealthCare 701-271-3344 or visit Family HealthCare

COVID-19 Information

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider. Your provider will determine if you should be tested.

Guidance on COVID-19:

For weekly video updates from Clay County Public Health, Click Here

For COVID-19 data in Clay County, Click Here

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If you need non-emergency transportation for COVID-19 related care, please call 1-800-528-7622 and choose ‘option 3’. For more information, click HERE (PDF)

Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force

The goal of the Red River Valley COVID-19 Taskforce is the prevention and mitigation of community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the metro community.

Focus areas of the task force include:

  • Implementation of a locally-developed, focused testing strategy
  • Dissemination of educational materials and resources
  • Providing wrap-around services to support those who are directed to self-isolate after a positive COVID-19 test result

Click Here to visit the official Red River Valley COVID-19 Taskforce webpage and to submit questions and comments

For the Most Up to Date

 COVID-19 Information

Minnesota COVID-19 Response 

Guidance for Safely Reopening Minnesota with Reopening Chart

Minnesota Department of Health 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Businesses

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

CDC Resuming Business Toolkit (PDF)

COVID-19 Hotlines

Minnesota Helpline

651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

First Link Local Hotline

Dial 2-1-1 or text your zipcode to 898-211

Available anytime

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The Mission of Clay County Public Health is to assure optimal health of all Clay County residents through effective community planning, services, and partnerships.Clay County Public Health has provided services to Clay County residents since 1969.


Our vision is healthy people and healthy communities.


There may be fees for services, but some fees can be adjusted according to the person’s ability to pay. Clay County Public Health is financed through client fees, Clay County tax dollars, State and Federal funding, insurance reimbursements and grants.

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-- From the MDH Website.

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