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30% of Positive COVID-19 Cases In North Dakota Show No Symptoms

The national asymptomatic rate according to the CDC is 35%

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says substantial capacity has opened up at labs across the country to increase testing for COVID-19. North Dakota is in talks with another lab located outside of the state to increase testing capacity. The goal was 6,000 a day by June and the state is currently only at around 2,000. The asymptomatic rate in…

Allegiant Airlines To Provide Each Passenger With Health & Safety Kit

The kits include a single-use face mask, a pair of non-latex disposable gloves and cleaning wipes

LAS VEGAS — Allegiant Airlines is taking steps to make travel as safe as possible during the pandemic. Starting this week, the airline will provide free personal health and safety kits to all passengers as they board. The kits include a single-use face mask, a pair of non-latex disposable gloves and cleaning wipes. The airline claims it is surpassing CDC…

Target Confirms Employee At Fargo Store Has COVID-19

the team member is now in quarantine and will be paid while on leave

FARGO, N.D. — Target confirming that an employee at the company’s 13th Avenue South location in Fargo has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, Target says the team member is now in quarantine and will be paid while on leave. They say the entire store team has been notified and provided with masks, gloves and thermometers. Target is also…

NDSU Alum’s Business Helps Healthcare Workers Disinfect N95 Masks

Lumacept Inc is a coatings technology company that uses UVC-light to decontaminate surfaces.

FARGO, N.D. – Face masks should only be worn once and then thrown away according to the CDC, but because of the nationwide shortage of PPE equipment, that is not an option for many hospitals. That is why many are looking into decontamination to reuse them. “The CDC came out with recommendations for three types of technologies that they consider…

Essentia Health Encouraging Patients and Visitors to Wear Masks

Patients and visitors who do not have masks will be provided one by Essentia Health.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is encouraging all patients and visitors to wear cloth masks beginning Monday. This precaution follows recent guidance from the CDC encouraging all people to wear masks in places where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Essentia Health says many people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, but can still transmit the virus to others so it…

Cash Wise & Hornbacher’s Employees To Wear Masks

Essentia Health is also asking patients and visitors to wear their own masks

FARGO, N.D. — You will soon notice workers at Cash Wise and Hornbacher’s wearing masks. The CEO of Coborn’s says they have masks for all employees and are encouraging them to wear them at work. The CDC advises wearing a face covering while out in public. It may help to limit the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings can include cloth…

North Dakota Quarantine Travel Rules Changed

exemptions made after Minnesota was added to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says you just need to use common sense when it comes to North Dakota’s quarantine rules. The state has made exemptions to its travel quarantine after Minnesota was added to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. “Workers in essential and critical infrastructure areas as defined by Homeland Security they…

Fargo & West Fargo Unveil “Stay Home Save Lives” Directive

With this new directive, they hope people can be "North Dakota" smart when leaving their homes.

CASS COUNTY – “This is not, never leave your house order, instead, I’m trusting each of you to be “North Dakota smart,” says Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney. Stay Home – Save Lives is the directive of both Fargo and West Fargo leaders. “People are smart. They can do the right thing, and this is really a request for them to…

CDC Recommends the Use of Face Masks in Public Settings

FARGO, N.D.–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear face masks in public settings where social distancing may be difficult to maintain. The CDC says face masks are especially important in areas of significant community spread such as grocery stores and pharmacies. While the CDC is recommending the use of face masks, it is not recommending people…

Minnesota Rep. Ben Lien Urges Minnesotans To Follow Coronavirus Safety Guidelines

Minnesota Has Passed Bills To Help Put Money Into Healthcare

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the coronavirus continuing to spread across the country Minnesota State Representative Ben Lien says it’s important for people to stay calm and follow safety guidelines. He says the Minnesota State Government is working to help provide and protect people being harmed by the coronavirus. Earlier in the week the state legislature passed a pair of bills…