Coronavirus

Moorhead School Board changes quarantine & masking rules

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Moorhead School Board votes to replace in-school close contact quarantine for students with testing and make masking inside buildings optional. The quarantine changes begins January 3 for the high school, career academy and preschools, Jan. 17 for middle schools and Jan. 31 for elementary schools. Masks become optional for preschools on Jan. 3, the high…

“It’s not surprising that it showed up” Walz speaks on Omicron variant

Well first and foremost it's not surprising that it showed up.

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) — The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in at least five states, the second being Minnesota. It shows yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gives an update on the first confirmed Omicron variant case in the state. “Well first and foremost it’s not surprising…

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,…

First US case of COVID-19 omicron variant identified

Omicron variant (World Health Org.)WASHINGTON (AP) – A person in California has become the first  in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the person was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29. The person was vaccinated but had not received…

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…

NDSU employees required to get vaccinated for COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota State University announces all employees must be vaccinated for Covid-19 or undergo testing to comply with an executive order from President Biden. It requires federal contractors to be fully vaccinated, which university officials say it is. NDSU workers need to get two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson…

LIVE: Fargo Force Jersey Night

Don't let lack of funds put the freeze on the next honor flight.

It’s one of the greatest causes in our region. And organizers are hoping folks like you won’t let it be put on ice this year. So they’re taking to the ice to make sure the Honor Flight happens. It’s the flight that sends veterans to our nation’s capital to tour the memorials that honor them, and to see the sites…

COVID-19 boosters now available to all adults in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Minnesota will now administer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults that are fully vaccinated, following the eligibility expansion from federal public health officials. The expansion coincides with the announcement Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults. The expansion of eligibility will allow more Minnesotans to get their…

LIVE: “Bonnie and Clyde” Comes to Moorhead High

Dangerous drama on the Moorhead stage.

They were two of the country’s most deadly, glamorous, and fascinating outlaws. And this year, they’re coming roaring back to life through Moorhead High’s young performing artist. They’re performing the musical “Bonnie and Clyde” on the Horizon Middle School stage now through the end of the month, and the show is an apt choice. That’s because the story of Bonnie…

Sanford Health to host children COVID & flu vaccine clinic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health helps people prepare for flu season with vaccine clinics. Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM the Sanford Southpointe Clinic on 32nd Avenue South is inviting anyone age five and older to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine. Patients are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. The nasal mist flu…