Public Health


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:

For questions about saliva testing and results, please contact Vault Health at:
Phone: 1-212-880-5494 or 1-800-800-5698

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

Testing will be closed November 26th and 27th due to Thanksgiving 

At Home COVID-19 Saliva Testing

COVID-19 Saliva Test Site in Moorhead

 Testing is available to Minnesota and North Dakota residents.

Open Weekly:

Mon-Fri: 12 pm - 7 pm

Sat & Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

Closed November 26th and 27th


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

To schedule an appointment online: Click Here

To schedule an appointment over the phone:  1-855-612-0677

For More Information:

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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Contaminants of Emerging Concern Program

"Through this program, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating and communicating the health and exposure potential of contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water. The program supports the Clean Water Fund mission to protect drinking water sources and the MDH mission to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans."

-- From the MDH Website.

What's in your water?