Coronavirus

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….

Walz, GOP, push for quick aid for hard-hit businesses

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota House Republicans have unveiled separate relief proposals for small businesses that have been hit the hardest by new restrictions to curb the coronavirus. They’re expressing hope that lawmakers can pass a plan in a special session as early as next week. Highlights of the plan the governor developed with House…

LIVE: ND Family Has 19 Covid-Infected Members

There are pandemic tragedies everywhere in our state. This family's been hit extra hard.

A North Dakota woman who was the first in her family to get Covid-19 is speaking out after eighteen more members have since become infected with the virus. Ashlee Nordquist was left in a coma and on a ventilator after she got infected with the novel coronavirus at work in April. She’s in her 20s. Her brother, who’s in his…

North Dakota has 37 new COVID-19 deaths, cases drop by 947

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting 37 new deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 8,907 active cases in the state, a decrease of 947 since Monday. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 341. BY THE NUMBERS  8,269 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,092,803 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began   1,019 – Positive…

Minnesota launches Covid-19 detection app to help slow the spread of Covid-19

The app will help notify people of potential exposure

MINNESOTA – A new smartphone app is helping curb the spread of Covid-19 in Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz unveiled the new COVIDaware MN app. It allows people to be notified if someone who’s been near them has tested positive for the virus. It will also allow them to warn other people they may have been in contact with anonymously if…

North Dakota starts free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are rolling out free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff and school administrators this week as part of a pilot project designed to identify and quickly isolate people who may be asymptomatic. Testing of K-12 teachers will start in the Fargo and West Fargo school districts and will be expanded to other districts…

North Dakota reports 6 additional COVID-19 deaths since Sunday

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting 6 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 9,854 active cases in the state, a decrease of 390 since Sunday. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 194. North Dakota has 314 people hospitalized with COVID-19. BY THE NUMBERS  7,091 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,084,813…

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…

North Dakota nurses reach their breaking point

With hospitals short staffed and at max capacity, nurses urge state officials for help.

NORTH DAKOTA – For weeks, North Dakota has led the country in most active cases per capita as its numbers continue to rise with a 14.99 percent daily positivity rate. Nurses in North Dakota say they are overwhelmed. “We needed these mitigation measures weeks ago. Our hospitals and our healthcare centers across our state are being stretched to their breaking…

UND Law School professor finds no significant issues with Walz COVID orders

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – An associate law professor at the University of North Dakota says he hasn’t found any significant civil rights issues with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s newest pandemic-related executive order. The order prohibits social gatherings between members of different households, but it also contains several exemptions, including an exemption for the care of a family member or…