COVID-19

All close contacts required to quarantine for 14 days following amended order

BISMARCK, N.D.–Anyone identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will now be required to quarantine for 14 days. Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani amended the quarantine order on Wednesday. Previously, the order only required household contacts to quarantine. Mariani said, “Whenever possible, all close contacts of individuals infected with COVID-19 should stay…

North Dakota reports 475 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths Wednesday

Cass County accounts for 4,849 of the total positive cases and 77 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 475 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths on Wednesday. Forty-two counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 82 and Burleigh County the second most with 79. Two men and five woman from several counties died. All seven people had underlying health conditions. North Dakota’s COVID-19…

Salvation Army Fargo to begin holiday fundraising early to “rescue Christmas”

The Salvation Army has created several ways for people to donate safely.

FARGO, N.D.–The Salvation Army is starting its holiday fundraising campaign early in order to help those affected most by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Salvation Army Fargo, circumstances surrounding the pandemic could cause a 50 percent decrease in red kettle donations, but almost three times as many people will need the Salvation Army’s help by the end of the…

Cass County COVID-19 Cases Rising Among 15-29 Year Old Age Group

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming says COVID-19 cases are once again increasing “significantly” in Fargo and Cass County after a slowdown over the summer. She says the highest age group now for infectious rates are the 15-29 year olds. Fleming says research has found healthy, young adults that have had mild to no virus symptoms…

North Dakota reports 266 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths Tuesday

Cass County accounts for 4,767 of the total positive cases and 77 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 266 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths on Tuesday. Thirty-two counties report new cases. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 81 and Cass County the second most with 36. A man in his 70s from Grand Forks County, a man in his 80s from Williams County and a…

Fargo City Commission moves to draft a mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. – In a 3-2 vote, the Fargo City Commission allows the city attorney to draft a mask mandate with and without penalties if someone does not wear one. Commissioners Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig voted against the move. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and Commissioners Strand and Arlette Preston voted in favor of it. “October 19 is the soonest…

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…

Fargo middle and high schools to transition to distance learning in October

The FPS Instructional Plan Committee will meet again on October 5.

FARGO, N.D. — Middle and high school students at Fargo Public Schools will be switching to distance learning. The move will happen on October 5th and go through October 19th. Elementary schools will continue with hybrid learning. The district’s COVID-19 Instructional Plan Committee meets every two weeks and will meet again on October 5th. That’s when they will decide how…

North Dakota reports 287 new COVID-19 cases and one new death Monday

Cass County accounts for 4,722 of the total positive cases and 77 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 287 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Monday. Thirty-five counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 46 and Grand Forks County the second most with 42. A man in his 80s from Rolette County died. The man reportedly had underlying health conditions. North Dakota’s…