Coronavirus-ND

North Dakota has 13 additional Covid-19 related deaths, eight more people in hospitals

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is reporting 13 more covid-related deaths, pushing the total to 915. Two of the deaths in the Sat. report were of Cass County residents, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s. Cass County reported 135 new positive infections. The number of people hospitalized statewide is up by eight to 317. –…

Sanford Health praises nursing staff for their work during pandemic

Sanford VP says nurses have been dedicated to providing care

FARGO, N.D.-  Sanford Health is continuing to support its nurses through the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s having ambulatory staff pitch in, cutting back on surgeries & bringing in traveling nurses. This is in an effort to get the nurses some time off. In early November, Governor Doug Burgum said nurses who are positive and asymptomatic can continue working in the COVID-19…

Sanford talks its role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID vaccine is coming soon, and Sanford is getting prepared to handle it

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is working hard to prepare its hospitals and clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford has been in contact with governments across the states to make sure the facilities are ready to handle the vaccine. It’s still waiting on final details, like how much will be distributed to its locations. Each state will have its own…

MN, ND & SD Covid-19 cases & deaths update

NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – North Dakota has 10 new coronavirus deaths and 952 new cases. Two deaths each are from Cass and Dickey counties. One person with the virus died in Foster County. North Dakota has more than 8,300 active Covid-19 cases. That’s 270 fewer since Wednesday. 302 people with the coronavirus are hospitalized. That’s five more…

Air Force nurse says she feels “proud” to support medical personnel in ND

She is joined by 59 Air Force nurses that will be working in the largest cities in North Dakota.

NORTH DAKOTA – Air Force Nurses arrive in North Dakota to help in the fight against COVID-19. “The people of North Dakota are great and they definitely need more nurses to support the rates that are climbing, ” says U.S Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Juettner. U.S Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Juettner did not hesitate when asked to come…

Assistant Secretary for Health For HSS Says Quarantine Guidelines Could Loosen Soon

Admiral Brett P. Giroir Joined KVRR's Morning Show Team To Talk About The Pandemic

    FARGO, N.D. – Admiral Brett P. Giroir is the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. He tells Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker that COVID-19 numbers could be turning the corner here in our region after being the worst in the nation for most of the past month. He tells us how we can make sure the curve goes…

UND student shares experience with contact tracing in a state where COVID-19 is surging

Kailee Leingang has shifted from identifying close contacts to being a case investigator.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Like many pursuing a career in the medical field, University of North Dakota nursing student, Kailee Leingang, felt compelled to do her part once the COVID-19 pandemic began. “I wanted to do as much as I could, but I knew that I didn’t have the license to do everything I wanted to do,” Leingang said. “If…

Holiday Inn is serving 900 family Thanksgiving to-go meals

Almost 2.5 tons of food are being prepared for those who ordered ahead with the Thanksgiving caterer

FARGO, N.D.- The Holiday Inn in Fargo may not be having its annual Thanksgiving buffet, but it’s still preparing 2.5 tons of food for local families celebrations. It started taking to go orders at the beginning of the month. The Thanksgiving buffet normally brings in around 1,500 people. To go orders have added up to be at around 900 orders….

Community rallies for Jamestown man in the ICU with coronavirus

The pastor of the family's church decided to create the fundraiser to help with medical expenses and other bills.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A GoFundMe is started for a Jamestown man who is in intensive care for COVID-19. Philip Cherney tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of November. Within a week, it got so severe they had to airlift him from Jamestown to a hospital in Fargo and put him on a ventilator where he’s been since. Cherney’s…

Officials say Fargo businesses are following Covid-19 guidelines well

Response team continues serving as a staple tool in helping businesses comply with mandates

FARGO, N.D. — A week after Covid-19 protocols were implemented for North Dakota businesses, the Fargo Cass Public Health Covid Business Response Team has an update on how local establishments are keeping up. Since mask mandates and capacity limits went into effect, Fargo Cass Public Health’s Business response Team has been an essential tool to helping businesses comply with mandates….