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Burgum will not require COVID-19 vaccine for state employees

Gov. Doug Burgum receives a COVID-19 vaccination.BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says he no plans to order state employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. “We’re going to keep focusing on education, not mandates.  The mandates seem to have a bad reaction in our state.  They probably work somewhere, here they probably have the reverse effect” Burgum…

Watch: Moorhead Public Schools enacts mask mandate

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A contentious school board meeting in Moorhead after a vote came up on universal masking for all staff and students in the public schools. Moorhead School Board Chair Cassidy Bjorklund said, “You guys can go out, go out. You can please leave, please leave. Out! Officer can you please remove them?” The issue set off a crowd…

Face Masks Required Indoors at UND Starting Monday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Just days after UND President Andrew Armacost said he wasn’t mandating face masks this semester, there has been a change of course. As classes begin on Monday, a face mask requirement is now in place for all indoor spaces at UND including classrooms, academic buildings, hallways, administrative buildings and Chester Fritz Library and other spots. It…

People Who Are Immunocompromised Encouraged To Get Booster Shot

FARGO, N.D. — Additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. North Dakota Department of Health is urging those North Dakotans to consider getting the additional dose to increase their immunity to COVID. Included in CDC’s recommendation are recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV…

CDC raises Cass County transmission level from Substantial to High

FARGO (KVRR) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has placed Cass County in the highest risk category for COVID-19 transmission rates. Cass County joins 2469 other US counties with a “High Transmission” designation, driven by low vaccination rates and a higher transmission rate for the Delta variant. On Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Cass County stood…

Fargo School board implements mask mandate for new school year

The Fargo School Board Tuesday night, by a six to three vote, approved the mask mandate beginning Monday, August 16.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School board members vote require masks for students and staff for the upcoming school year. “The mitigation strategies that K-12 schools were asked to consider for implementation of this school year involved the universal masking of students and staff, making sure that we are following whatever we can in terms of best practices for HVAC…

Fargo mayor: CDC response to rise in local COVID-19 cases may be premature

Mayor Tim MahoneyFARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says despite a recent rise in area COVID-19 cases, he’s not getting concerned just yet. The CDC recently designated Cass County as having a “substantial COVID-19 transmission rate.”  As a result, Fargo-Cass Public Health is again recommending that masks be worn in indoor public places. Mahoney says when Cass County cases spiked…

What are the COVID-19 policies on local college campuses this fall

What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Students are headed back to campus this fall including MSUM, NDSU, UND and Concordia. What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, vaccinations are not required but are strongly encouraged. MSUM is offering incentives for students and employees who share why they got vaccinated….

CDC to recommend masks for some vaccinated people in certain situations

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce Tuesday that some vaccinated individuals resume wearing masks in certain situations to protect against COVID-19, reversing its earlier guidance that only unvaccinated individuals should wear face coverings. A federal source confirmed the news to Fox News after reporting from the New York Times. In May, the CDC…

Delta variant cases on the rise in ND

"The CDC estimates about 56 percent of the cases in our region are the Delta variant."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Concerns over a possible surge in COVID-19 cases run high as more cases of the Delta variant make their way to North Dakota. As Delta variant cases grow throughout the nation health experts warn of growing cases throughout the upper Midwest. “It’s more easily transmissible and it’s now making up more than half of the cases…