Coronavirus-ND

Cass County Jail is dealing with a spread of COVID

Staff identified the spread of COVID into one of the housing units.

CASS COUNTY, ND (KVRR) – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports the spread of COVID at the Cass County Jail. Staff identified the spread of COVID into one of the housing units. They do not know how many inmates are infected. Nursing staff are working to test every inmate. The Sheriff says no one is currently experiencing any medical difficulties….

North Dakota Health Experts Talk Omicron

The Omicron Variant is on the Rise in North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA – The North Dakota Department of Health says recent data shows spikes of almost one-and-a-half million new cases of Covid-19 across the nation in a single day. Omicron is extremely contagious and has begun surging in North Dakota. The variant is less severe than others but has a high attack rate that will still cause rampant cases, hospitalizations…

Colts place Carson Wentz on COVID-19 list

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz throws during practice at the NFL team’s football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, July 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (FOX 59) – The Indianapolis Colts have placed quarterback Carson Wentz on the COVID-19 list. He’s the 15th player to be placed on the virus list, but clearly the most significant. Under current COVID-19 protocols, a…

Avoiding COVID-19 infections during the holidays

"There is still time so you can always get vaccinated."

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR-TV) -This time of year is all about gathering with loved ones, but those gatherings could also be ideal conditions to spread COVID-19. “You are inside a closed indoor space and you are eating and talking together, so masks are not really feasible in that setting. It is in closed space and you have friends and family…

Health Officials urge people to get vaccinated before Omicron variant hits ND

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Health officials are testing for the new Omicron variant and urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine or a booster shot before the variant arrives to North Dakota. The Fargo Cass Public Health Board of Health discusses the potential threat of Omicron variant and several other COVID-19 updates. According to Cass County Public Health, Cass County…

MN & ND among least safest states during pandemic

UNITED STATES (KVRR) – States in our region are among the most dangerous to live in during the Covid-19 pandemic according to WalletHub. North Dakota comes in 44th and Minnesota is 40th. The website compared all states and the District of Columbia for rates of transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and deaths and the amount of eligible people getting vaccinated. WalletHub…

LIVE: Holiday Fun at the Fargo Theatre

It's the jewel of downtown Fargo, and it's full of heartwarming fun for the whole family.

It’s a big month for the Fargo Theatre and holiday entertainment. The Fargo Theatre is once again giving us the chance to see the beloved holiday classic “White Christmas” on the big screen. It’s just one of the many shows happening there during the holidays, including “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and first-run movies like “Being the Ricardos.” You can also…

ND Dept. of Health officials say it’s too soon to sound alarm on Omicron

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health says it has not issued a state of emergency for the Omicron Covid-19 variant now that it has been detected in California. They traveled to South Africa on November 22nd and tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. “It’s too soon to know exactly how this is going to behave,…

Fargo City Commission votes down mask requirement for most city workers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo City Commission votes to end its mask requirement for city employees except for public health, transit and library departments on Dec. 1. The motion also says any department head has the opportunity to require their workers to mask up. The only commissioner to vote no was Dave Piepkorn. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney brought the…