Health

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosts COVID-19 Briefing

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo hosts a public briefing to provide updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Fargo officials will be joined by other metro government officials at the city and county level as well as public health experts. Speakers will include: Director of Fargo Cass Public Health Desi Fleming Clay County Public Health Administrator Kathy McKay Essentia Health Chief Medical…

Essentia Health Opens Drop-Off Site for Community Donations

Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its South University Clinic. The healthcare facility says its most pressing need is for medical-grade N95 masks, but it is also in great need for medical-grade personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and face shields. Donors are even encouraged to create handmade masks. Donations…

Sanford Health employees get more money due to family stability plan

SIOUX FALLS S.D. — Sanford Health announced its family stability plan which will lead to bigger paychecks next month. Full time employees will get an additional 300 dollars with part-time employees getting an additional 150. If employees are called off or have their hours reduced they temporarily will not have to fill that time with PTO. “We don’t know what’s…

Doctors Believe Coronavirus Will Lead Youth Towards Careers in Medicine

FARGO, N.D. – Epidemiologists think that the Coronavirus will spark an interest in many students to pursue infectious disease careers. Dr. Paul Carson of NDSU says that the need is there in the future for doctors to specialize in learning how to combat infectious disease on the front lines. There is also a great need for doctors who research infectious…

LIVE: Gov. Doug Burgum Holds Daily COVID-19 Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum holds his daily press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota. There are currently 122 positive cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota, with 25 people having recovered, 20 hospitalizations and three deaths. For more information, visit health.nd.gov Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM, NDDoH,…

Vitalant seeks donors to curb period of low blood supply

The organization is asking those under the age of 60 to donate

FARGO, N.D. — Spring is usually a steady time for the blood collecting nonprofit, Vitalant, but with more and more closures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of donors the organization is seeing is low. “This time of year we do a lot of blood drives at businesses, high schools, colleges and because those are all being closed down, it…

Essentia Health lays off 500 employees due to Coronavirus

Essentia Health has placed 500 non-medical employees on special administrative leave. “These plans include redeploying our workforce to best position Essentia Health to care for patients, while responding to the significant financial impacts caused by a reduction in services due to the pandemic,” Essentia Health said in a release. “Essentia Health is focused on keeping our staff and communities safe…

Sanford Health takes more safety precautions as three employees test positive for COVID-19

A total of four Sanford employees have tested positive for the virus

FARGO, N.D. — The Coronavirus is beginning to impact healthcare workers who continue to help patients through the pandemic here in Fargo. Sanford officials confirm that three physical therapists have tested positive for COVID-19. Two had been working at the main Sanford Medical Center and the other at Sanford Broadway Medical Center. “Healthcare workers are at risk of contracting this,…