COVID-19

Fargo Park District Closes All Playgrounds Amid Heightened Coronavirus Concerns

Parks, trails and green spaces are remaining open.

FARGO, N.D.–Due to heightened concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, The Fargo Park District is closing all playgrounds and play structures beginning Wednesday. The primary focus behind the decision is to ensure the health of children in the community. In addition to playgrounds, the Fargo Parks District is also closing the Southwest Youth Ice Arena, Sports Arena, Metro Rec, Coliseum, RDJ…

City of West Fargo extends closures and work-from-home directive until Friday, May 1

Essential Services will continue to operate.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The City of West Fargo is extending the closure of all public buildings and the work-from-home directive for employees until Friday, May 1. The City made the decision after reviewing the current COVID-19 pandemic conditions in Cass County. Included in the extended public building closures is the West Fargo City Hall, Public Library, Police Department, fire Department, Public…

City of Fargo Holds COVID-19 Press Briefing

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is holding a press briefing to provide updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. City and County government officials as well as health experts from Sanford Health and Essentia Health will speak. A full list of speakers is below: ·         Director of Fargo Cass Public Health Desi Fleming ·         Clay County Public Health Administrator Kathy McKay ·         Essentia Health Chief Medical Officer Dr….

Social Distancing: Testing Out My Mask Hack

Will My Mask Hack Hack It And Keep Me Safe?

  We’ve been talking masks a lot as a way to protect yourself when you have to go out. I showed you my homemade mask yesterday. Quick and easy if you don’t have a mask already. All you need is a t-shirt, pair of scissors and elastic band from an old pair or shorts. I posted the instructions on the…

Fargo Police Taking COVID-19 Precautions to Protect Officers

FARGO, N.D.–Officers with the Fargo Police Department may look a little different when responding to calls due to certain COVID-19 precautions. Officers have been advised to wear surgical masks, N95 respirators and protective glasses at all times when interacting with the public. Previously, the Fargo Police Department took precautions by completing some service calls via phone and wearing N95 masks…

North Dakota COO Outlines COVID-19 Surge Plan: If One Should Occur

Fargodome and University of Mary Fieldhouse in Bismarck are already outfitted with around 200 portable beds

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials are sharing the plans for a possible surge of COVID-19 patients. But they say it is unlikely the plans will have to be put into action. “Let me be clear. We do not expect that we are going to need 7,500 beds for COVID patients,” said Tammy Miller, North Dakota Chief Operating Officer. “Today…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum Holds Daily COVID-19 Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding his daily press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 341 positive cases, 13 current hospitalizations, 138 people recovered and nine deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM, NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF…

Social Distancing: Mask Hacks

I Prove You Don't Need Skills Or Many Tools To Make A Mask To Keep You Safe

  Masks are quickly becoming a go-to piece of functional fashion. They can be a great tool for us trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The surgeon general even put out a YouTube video showing us how to make a mask out of an old t-shirt and some rubber bands. I don’t have a pre-made mask and if…

23 Charged with Violating Stay-at-Home Order

Violating an emergency order is punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–Twenty-three people have been charged with violating Minnesota’s stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. In many cases, law enforcement officers added the misdemeanor charge as a secondary offense to another crime. Violating an emergency order is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. Gov. Tim Walz began issuing…

Free meals continue to be provided for Fargo-Moorhead families in need

More than 19,000 meals have been given out by the Fargo Public Schools district

FARGO, N.D. — Free meals for local families in need are continuing to be offered across the metro. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is now providing meals and snacks every weekday to children ages 18 or younger. Additional meals can be purchased for $5 for anyone over the age of 18. A Fargo Public Schools official says the need…