North Dakota to drop mask requirement, restaurant limits

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum says he will not renew North Dakota’s mask mandate that expires on Monday.

Burgum broke out a new plan for North Dakotans as he says COVID case numbers have decreased.

Priority vaccine groups will remain in effect.

That includes making sure that everyone 65 years or older can receive their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccinations.

Burgum’s plan also includes reduced business restrictions in the state.

“The statewide mask mandate to expire at 8 am on Monday January 18th. We’re changing our business capacity limits from requirements to guidelines, this means that our state will remain at moderate risk so we’ll remain at yellow for all countries in the state for the moment,” Burgum said.

The business capacity guidelines will take effect Monday morning at 8, at the same time the mask mandate ends.

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