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Business In North Dakota Begin To Re-Open

Cass County Public Health is also doing their part to make sure those guidelines are met.

NORTH DAKOTA – Businesses in North Dakota have re-opened their doors, but not before implementing some guidelines. “Staff will be wearing masks when they’re interacting with customers within six feet. We have our sanitation out front, we’ve got a jar with clean pins and a jar for dirty pins. We’re down to 12 tables. We normally have about 26 here,”…

Guidelines Released To Reopen High-Contact Businesses In North Dakota

A new executive order on Friday will address the enforcement action taken against businesses that do not follow the protocols

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota releasing protocols and industry standards for businesses to reopen on Friday. Things will look a lot different the next time you head to your favorite restaurant or bar. Capacity will be limited to 50%. Tables will be spaced out and limited to 10 people. There will be no self-service cups, straws or condiments. Salad bars…

Fargo, West Fargo leaders back Gov. Burgum’s decision to reopen businesses

They note that much of the power to control the virus still lies in the hands of the public

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says the state is ready to implement Phase One of the North Dakota Smart Restart plan. “We anticipate there’ll be some rules applied to this, but we see it as hopeful to start opening up businesses, get our economy moving again,” says Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. West Fargo Commission President…

Gov. Doug Burgum Plans To Let Businesses Reopen Friday, If Trends Continue

Businesses Were Forced To Close At Noon on Friday March 20, 2020 In An Executive Order

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is ready to put North Dakota Smart Restart into action. With a positive COVID-19 rate around 4.2% he is ready to allow bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses to reopen if the current trends continue. “If these hold over the next couple of days our intention would be to let the current executive orders…

Burgum Announces Small Employer Loan Fund

The governor wants to secure long term, low interest loans.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Small Employer Loan Fund will create a $50 million fund to assist small businesses in North Dakota who have 10 full-time employees or fewer. The COVID-19 Pace Recovery Program will provide loans of up to $5 million dollars for businesses with 500 or fewer employees and $10 million for businesses with more than 500. “The real…

Some MN businesses can reopen Monday, distance learning continues for rest of school year

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces some businesses can reopen Monday and schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. Industrial and manufacturing businesses like wholesale trade, warehouses can welcome back workers. Office-based businesses that aren’t customer-faced will also be open for business. This affects up to 100,000 workers and 20,000 businesses. In order…

Car Dealerships In The F-M Area Deal With New Normal Amid COVID-19

He says that he has seen an increase in sales of less expensive cars.

FARGO, N.D.- Good News Auto Sales in Fargo was used to selling four cars or more a week. Now they are selling next to none. The business mostly wholesales cars to other car dealerships, but it also sells lower priced cars to consumers. They say due to COVID-19, everything has been at a standstill. “The Minnesota ones, they’re shut down,…

North Dakota Smart Restart Will Happen If Numbers Remain Low

The state is reporting 28 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily total

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota Smart Restart will only happen if testing numbers remain low. The state currently has the 2nd lowest total positive rate in the U.S. at 3.4%. He says equipment has been added allowing more testing and says there are plenty of supplies for people to get tested. “The steps we have taken…

Gov. Burgum Extends Business Closure To April 20

major presidential disaster declaration also approved

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has extended North Dakota business closures through April 20 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump┬áhas also approved Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration. “This approval paves the way for North Dakota to receive federal funding at state, local, tribal level and also certain non-profits,” said Burgum. This support comes…