COVID-19

Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving food boxes will feed over 500 families

With 512 families registered, the Salvation Army doubled its numbers from previous years

FARGO, N.D.- The Salvation Army will be feeding record numbers for the area this Thanksgiving. Over 500 families registered for the event, more than double from last year. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it opted for a drive-thru pickup instead of serving the dinner on site. Those who registered came to the Fargo Civic Center to pick up their food boxes…

North Dakota starts free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are rolling out free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff and school administrators this week as part of a pilot project designed to identify and quickly isolate people who may be asymptomatic. Testing of K-12 teachers will start in the Fargo and West Fargo school districts and will be expanded to other districts…

Vikings place Thielen on Reserve/Covid-19 List

EAGAN, Minn. – Straight off the Vikings’ heartbreaking 31-28 loss to the Cowboys, Minnesota announced wide receiver Adam Thielen has been placed on the Reserve/Covid-19 list. On its website, the Vikings say “The reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an…

WATCH: MN Governor Walz update on COVID-19 prevention

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz will join Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) Commissioner Tarek Tomes and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann to unveil a new technology available to Minnesotans to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News, Moorhead Tags: COVID-19, governor tim walz, minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health, Technology

North Dakota reports 6 additional COVID-19 deaths since Sunday

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting 6 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 9,854 active cases in the state, a decrease of 390 since Sunday. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 194. North Dakota has 314 people hospitalized with COVID-19. BY THE NUMBERS  7,091 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,084,813…

NDSU hosts Fall band concerts via live stream

No members of the public were allowed to attend

FARGO, N.D.– NDSU’s Challey School of Music hosted their Fall band concerts via live stream. The Wind Symphony and University Band both performed, but were split into smaller groups to ensure social distancing. Both groups also wore face masks and used covers on their instruments for the duration of their performance.  Several students were absent due to illness and were…

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot Project Begins Monday

The testing will begin in the Fargo and West Fargo school districts

FARGO, N.D. —  Rapid testing is coming this week for K thru 12 teachers, staff and administrators in North Dakota. It’s part of a pilot project to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. That way those people can be quickly isolated and that will help prevent the further spread of the virus. The testing will begin in the Fargo and West Fargo…

Essentia Health will restrict hospital visitors beginning Monday

Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of patients' care teams

FARGO, N.D. — With the significant growth of COVID-19 cases, Essentia Health in Fargo will restrict visitors of hospitalized patients beginning Monday. Essentia officials say they are taking this step to keep patients and staff safe during a time of high community prevalence. Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of…

UND Law School professor finds no significant issues with Walz COVID orders

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – An associate law professor at the University of North Dakota says he hasn’t found any significant civil rights issues with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s newest pandemic-related executive order. The order prohibits social gatherings between members of different households, but it also contains several exemptions, including an exemption for the care of a family member or…

Sanford CEO says he had virus, but won’t wear mask

Kelby KrabbenhoftFARGO (KVRR)  – Sanford Health has released a statement following an email in which CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft wrote to Sanford employees that wearing a mask for COVID-19 “would be merely for show,” Krabbenhoft told employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office without a mask. Krabbenhoft, said in an email Wednesday that he believes…