COVID-19

ND/MN Honor Flight Cancelled Due to Risk of COVID-19

Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26th - 27th.

All National Honor Flight trips have been suspended through April, 30 due to the high risk of COVID-19 exposure. The Honor Flight Network made the announcement Wednesday morning. The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26 and 27. The Board of Directors is working to contact anyone who was scheduled for this trip to inform them of…

4th Case of Coronavirus in Minnesota Confirmed in Olmsted County

No details regarding the patient have been released.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9)–A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Minnesota, this time in Olmstead County. No details regarding the patient have been released. The Minnesota Department of Health will hold its daily briefing on the coronavirus at 1 p.m. and Olmsted County will hold a press conference on the new case at 1:30 p.m. The…

UPDATE: UND Student Tests Negative for COVID-19

North Dakota Still Has Zero Cases As of March 10, 2020

UPDATE (5 P.M. MARCH 10,2020) — A student at UND has tested negative for the coronavirus. The student was in self-quarantine during the testing. It was conducted on Monday by the Grand Forks and North Dakota health departments. There are zero confirmed cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in North Dakota. Out of 8 total tests in North Dakota, 7 have…

Results are Negative for Four People Tested for Coronavirus in North Dakota

Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their healthcare provider before going to the clinic. 

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health tested four people for novel coronavirus disease over the weekend. All four tests came back negative. The individuals tested contacted their healthcare professionals who then contacted the Department of Health to request the tests. State Lab Director, Dr. Christie Massen said, “The process worked how it should. Concerned individuals talked with their health…

Healthy Blood Donors Needed for Hospital Patients Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The blood collection process is safe and has no impact on the donor's immune system.

FARGO, N.D.–Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are encouraging healthy individuals to donate blood to ensure hospitals have enough in case COVID-19 infections increase. All blood types and components are needed especially platelets and type O blood. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days so frequent donations are important, and type O blood is the universal blood type….

Vice President Pence Thanks 3M, Says U.S. Preparing for More Coronavirus Cases

3M makes millions of the masks every month.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9)–Vice President Mike Pence toured the 3M Innovation Center on Thursday, thanking company executives for increasing production of face masks as he outlined plans to prepare the U.S. for more cases of the coronavirus. Pence projected confidence about the U.S. response to the virus, which has sickened more than 97,000 worldwide and has alarmed public health officials,…

2 Passengers Arriving at MSP Airport Told to Self-Quarantine after Coming into Contact with COVID-19 Case in Europe

A medical professional from the CDC’s Quarantine Station determined they did not have symptoms of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–State health officials have instructed two passengers who arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International on a flight from Europe Tuesday afternoon to self-quarantine for two weeks because they encountered a person confirmed to have the new coronavirus while abroad. The Minnesota Department of Health said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Quarantine Station at MSP Airport notified them about…

Sanford, Essentia set plans for dealing with potential coronavirus cases

Both health facilities are now asking all patients about recent travel history

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas and Minnesota have yet to report a case of the coronavirus, but with with confirmed reports in 10 other states, both Sanford and Essentia health are putting plans in place in case the virus makes it’s way to the area. “We have had several different preparedness meetings where we have gotten together to talk about…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum and the NDDoH to Provide Coronavirus Update on Tuesday

The news conference will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Health are hosting a news conference to update the public on North Dakota’s response to COVID-19. The news conference will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Currently, no one has tested positive for the virus in North Dakota. There are nearly 90,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide, including more than 3,000 deaths….

Minnesota State University system bans international travel due to Coronavirus concerns

Some MSUM students are frustrated with the ban officials say is put in place for their own safety

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM student Lizzie Powell grew up wanting to be a marine biologist. In just a few days, she was expecting to embark on the trip of a lifetime with her class to Costa Rica that would help her decide if that’s the right path. “For me, this trip was going to help me decide what career I…