COVID-19

Cass County Commission Gives Update on County’s COVID-19 Response

3/4 of the department is now working remotely

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Commissioners and local officials met virtually to discuss how the county is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says his staff has enough personal protective equipment, including N95 face masks. Inmates at the Cass County Jail are being screened regularly to check for fevers or other symptoms of the virus. Cass County…

Sanford Launches In-House COVID-19 Testing

Sanford officials say this will enable far more patients to be tested

FARGO, N.D. — Under the Emergency Use Authorization, Sanford is now processing COVID-19 tests using an FDA-approved method at its clinics and medical centers. Previously, tests were sent to the state Department of Health or commercial labs. The tests will now be processed at the Sanford laboratory in Sioux Falls. To be tested, patients must meet high-risk criteria and have…

LIVE: Daily White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

President Donald J. Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press conference at the White House. Posted by Fox News on Monday, March 23, 2020 WASHINGTON–The White House Coronavirus Task Force is hosting their daily briefing at approximately 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will more than likely make appearances. KVRR will be streaming the…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum Holds Daily COVID-19 News Conference

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a news conference to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 in North Dakota. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and Department of Human Services Executive Director Chris Jones. KVRR will stream the conference on KVRR.com and our Facebook page. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM

Governor Walz to Self-Quarantine After Contact With COVID-19

He will be in quarantine from March 23 until April 6.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Governor Tim Waz announced he is self-quarantining himself for 14 days after one of his security detail’s tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday night. Walz was in close proximity to the individual last week. He will be in quarantine from March 23 until April 6. Walz said, “I’m using this as an opportunity to lead by example. Though I’m…

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Says her Brother has Died from COVID-19

Flanagan shared the news in an Instagram post Sunday night.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan says her older brother, Ron, died over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. Flanagan shared the news in an Instagram post Sunday night. “To many, he’ll be a statistic: Tennessee’s second COVID-related death,” she wrote. “But to me, I’ll remember a loving, older brother, uncle, father and husband.” View this…

Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army Serving Take-Out Meals Only

Individuals will continue to receive breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and on Sundays

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army is serving take-out only meals and will no longer serve meals in the service center in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their goal is to avoid group gatherings while still supporting those most in need. Individuals will continue to receive breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and on Sundays. The Salvation Army is keeping with…

North Dakota Has 30 COVID-19 Cases

Bismarck, ND — The North Dakota Department of Health reports there are 30 positive COVID-19 cases as of Sunday night, March 22.  Gov. Doug Burgum today urged North Dakotans to remain vigilant against the novel coronavirus as the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases reached 30. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19:…

Gov. Burgum Predicts Cass County Coronavirus Cases Could Spike

He says that is because roughly 300 samples taken in the county had to be sent to a national lab for testing

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is predicting a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases in Cass County. He says that is because roughly 300 samples taken in the county had to be sent to a national lab for testing. The test results were initially expected in a couple of days, but could now take up to a week….