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Gov. Burgum, NDDOH submit COVID-19 vaccination plan to CDC

It is still unknown who will be prioritized for the vaccine or when it will be available

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum along with the North Dakota Department of Health have submitted the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan to the CDC. The plan outlines how a future COVID-19 vaccine will be prioritized, equitably allocated, distributed and administered in North Dakota. Key areas addressed in the plan include enrollment of health care providers to administer vaccines, storage and…

International travelers no longer required to quarantine in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakotans returning from overseas will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days. The North Dakota Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani lifted the order which was last amended on July 28. Mariani said, “Lifting this order follows the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s important for North Dakotans to remember…

Moorhead Public Schools Will Start Fall Semester With Hybrid Learning

The district is planning to transition to the designated school rubric learning model on September 21.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Moorhead Public Schools will start the new year with hybrid learning. “To acclimate staff and students to the new learning environments and to help students develop the necessary skills and prevention practices to ensure safety,” says Brandon Lunak, the Superintendent at Moorhead Public Schools. The district will be moving between hybrid and distance learning based on the COVID-19…

A Team From The CDC Meets With The NDHD For COVID-19 Vaccine Planning

According to the Health Department there are three candidate vaccines, with one in phase three.

BISMARCK, N.D.- North Dakota was selected primarily because of the state’s immunization program, the CDC’s interest in coming to a rural state, and also to engage with the tribal nation. The teams have spent time discussing the ins and outs of the program as well as the assumptions. According to the Health Department there are three candidate vaccines, with one…

North Dakota selected by CDC as pilot project for COVID-19 vaccine planning

North Dakota will be one of four states taking part in the project.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected North Dakota to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination pilot project. North Dakota will be one of four states taking part in the project. NDDoH Immunization Program Manager Molly Howell said, “North Dakota was selected because of the strength of our immunization program. Our teams have been working for weeks on…

6 People In North Dakota Get Sick From Bagged Salad

The CDC says 206 cases from eight states have been reported

BISMARCK, N.D. — A parasite called cyclospora being found in bagged salad mixes has sickened at least six people in North Dakota. All six ate the Marketside brand salad which is sold at ALDI, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco and Walmart. The bagged salads are being recalled in 12 states including North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Other bagged salads being recalled include…

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…