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North Dakota leaders discuss returning to in-person learning with CDC experts

Strategies include usage of masks, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, hygiene etiquette, and contact tracing

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and school board members meet with CDC and Brown University officials to discuss strategies for returning to in-person learning. They are looking at three key indicators, including the number of new cases per 100,000 people and percentage of positive COVID tests over the last 14 days. They’re also looking…

AAA predicting decline in holiday travel by the millions

These are the lowest numbers of holiday travel since 2002

FARGO, N.D.- As the coronavirus pandemic carries on through the holiday season, AAA is expecting most Americans to stay home. According to AAA, travel guidance from the CDC is heavily influencing travelers to change their minds about year-end holiday travel, a time that’s usually a high demand vacation time. Even though it’s expecting 34 million fewer travelers than last year’s…

Sanford Health receives and distributes first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

Front line healthcare workers first in line to receive Pfizer vaccinations

FARGO, N.D. — The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have made it to hospitals in North Dakota. “I feel great. I feel thankful. Great and thankful,” Sanford Health Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Avish Nagpal said. Dr. Avish Nagpal is feeling a rush of emotions after being the first person to receive a dosage of the Pfizer vaccine in the…

Gov. Walz hopes new quarantine period will make Minnesotans more compliant

Minnesotans who are exposed to COVID-19 can shorten their quarantine from 14 days to 10 or 7 days in some cases.

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans who are exposed to COVID-19 can shorten their quarantine from 14 days to 10 or 7 days in some cases. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says a 14 day quarantine period still remains the optimal time you should isolate. With the new CDC guideline of a 10-day recommended quarantine, Walz believes people will be more compliant. “The belief…

Fargo Doctor emphasizes importance on preventative healthcare measures

He says he doesn't see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out.

FARGO, N.D.- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s Medical Officer Dr. Glasner says hospital operations have changed dramatically due to COVID-19. Dr. Greg Glasner says it’s changed the work flow, the amount of work, and how healthcare workers are able to do their work. He says he doesn’t see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out….

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…