Coronavirus

Sanford Urging People To Get Wellness Checks

Doctors are noticing that patients are coming to the hospital with more advanced conditions because they wait too long to get care.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford is asking people who have put off wellness checks due to COVID-19 to visit their clinics and get a check up. Sanford will be hosting a Wellness Blitz starting today and running through mid June at all of their primary care clinics in the metro. Doctors are noticing that patients are coming to the hospital with…

North Dakota reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Thursday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 27 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Seven counties report new cases including Barnes, Bottineau, Burleigh, Cass, Mountrail, Richland and Sargent Counties. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 2,706 positive cases, 32 current hospitalizations, 2,209 people recovered and 66 deaths. Cass County accounts for 1,803 of the total positive cases and 55 of the…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to host COVID-19 press briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum will be joined by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith and NDIAC Executive Director Scott Davis The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 2,679 positive cases, 34 current hospitalizations, 2,169 people recovered and 66 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND,…

Department of Health warns Minnesotans about COVID-19 contact tracing text scam

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Department of Health are warning the public about text scams related to COVID-19 contact tracing. Contact tracing is used to slow the spread of the virus by contacting infected individuals to determine who may have been exposed. Those individuals are then contacted and told to watch for symptoms and self-isolate. Officials…

North Dakota reports 33 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death on Wednesday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 33 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Wednesday. Seven counties report new cases including Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, Ransom, Stutsman, Walsh and Ward Counties. A man in his 70s from Cass County with underlying health conditions died. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 2,679 positive cases, 34 current hospitalizations, 2,169 people recovered…

LIVE: Coronavirus Fears Stop Blood Donations

They say it's safe. Here's what to expect when you go in to donate.

Vitalant is behind only one other agency in supplying most of the nation’s blood collection. Yet, as we hover between two major disasters — the global pandemic rampaging through America, and the death of George Floyd at the hands of police and the civil unrest that’s followed — Vitalant has seen nearly 2,000 blood drives cancelled. Katie Bartelson, Vitalant’s senior…

WATCH LIVE: City of Fargo to host COVID-19 press briefing at 11 a.m.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is hosting a press briefing at 11 a.m. to provide updates and discuss the Fargo-Moorhead area’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government officials from the city and county level, public health experts, and Sanford Health and Essentia Health will speak at the briefing. The speakers will include: Director of Fargo Cass Public Health Desi Fleming…

Fargo Brewing Company temporarily closes due to potential COVID-19 exposure

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Brewing Company is temporarily closing its taproom due to a potential exposure to COVID-19. The local beer company says it wants to keep both its staff and customers safe. All off-sale and delivery services are being suspended. Customers can still find Fargo Brewing’s beers at area liquor stores and other retail partners. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Local News Tags:…