National Alcohol and Drugs Facts Week (NADFW) Coloring Contest March 30th- April 5th 2020

Follow instructions for coloring contest!

Please hand in your paper copy at Richland Law Enforcement Center in BLACK DROPBOX inside SOUTH DOOR at 413 3rd Avenue North, Wahpeton, North Dakota.  Or send via email to by 4:00pm April 3rd 2020 for a chance to have  your drawing published on Dakota Avenue digital BILLBOARD!! Contact 701-642-7735 for questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

COVID 19 Healthcare Provider Information:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or feel you have been exposed, contact your healthcare provider so they can provide guidance.

Area Testing Sites

For individuals in circumstances below:

  • Individuals with a potential exposure to a positive COVID-19 case.
  • Healthcare workers providing direct care to patients.
  • Individuals with a testing requirement for essential travel.
  • Individuals in work environments where it is difficult to maintain the recommended physical distance of 6 feet from co-workers and/or customers and where exposure times to co-workers and/or customers are fifteen minutes or more.

Richland County Health Department Static Site at Wahpeton Community Center (Old Armory), 304 5th Street South, Wahpeton, ND 58075

Static site provides indoor, walk-up testing ONLY FOR CLOSE CONTACTS and HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS exposed to a Positive Case.

Typically every Monday and Wednesday ONLY from 9:00am-11:00am

Appointment is required, call 701-642-7735 to go through a questionnaire to see if individual meets requirements to get tested.

Faith + Journey Lutheran Church, 650 40th Avenue South, West Fargo 58078  

Static site provides indoor, walk-up COVID-19 testing.  

Appointments are not needed for testing at the static site. However, individuals who fit the above categories and plan to get tested are required to pre-register here:

Moorhead Saliva Testing Site (Former Thomas Edison High School)
1110 S. 14th Street, Moorhead, MN 56560

Monday – Friday: Noon – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, visit:

  •  Saliva testing is free and available to ND residents who believe they need to be tested, with or without symptoms.
  •  Identification is not required. An email address and phone number are required to receive results.
  •  Insurance is not required, but individuals who do have insurance will need to show their card. The test free whether or not an individual has insurance.
  • Saliva testing may not be right for those with low saliva production, such as children under age 4 or someone who has suffered a stroke.

Additional information regarding COVID-19 testing for Clay County can be found here:

COVID-19: Prevention

To reduce the spread of the virus:

  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

State Resources

North Dakota Department of Health

The North Dakota Department of Health Coronavirus website contains state-level resources and information.

ND Smart Restart

 Visit ND SMART RESTART Protocols to view the color-coded risk-level map, as well as recommendations, protocols, and resources for businesses and employers.

ND Smart Restart provides guidance and recommendations universal protocols as well as industry-specific standards. A Business Toolkit containing the Workplace Assessment is also available.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for information related to COVID-19 symptoms, prevention measures and recommendations for those who are sick. Additional information includes:

  • Symptoms: People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue and new loss of taste or smell. **Please note: This list does not include all possible symptoms.
  • Visit How to Protect Yourself and Others to learn how the virus spreads and the steps everyone should take to help reduce the spread.
  • Visit People at Increased Risk to learn about those who may be more likely than others to become severely ill, including older adults and those with medical conditions.


Babysitting Class

Babysitting Basics is designed to teach how to provide safe and responsible care for infants, toddlers, and young children. Skills taught at the three hour class include diapering, feeding, safety, age appropriate activities, discipline, and leadership. Each child receives a certificate upon completion of the class.

Please call Richland County Health Department for additional information and to register. 701-642-7735


Home Alone Class

Home Alone class is designed to help families develop the life skills needed when the decision is made for a child to stay home alone. The three hour class is for the child, with work to be completed with an adult about specific situations and instructions in their own home.

Contact Richland County Health Department at 701-642-7735 for any questions or further information.