COVID-19

NDDoH Reports Cass County Man as First COVID-19 Death in North Dakota

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health has reported the state’s first death due to COVID-19 The man was in his 90s from Cass County and was reported as having underlying health conditions. The NDDoH confirmed the man acquired COVID-19 from community spread. Gov. Doug Burgum said, “Kathryn and I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends…

LIVE: Sandy’s Embraces Technology and Home Deliveries During Pandemic

WEST FARGO, ND – Every morning at 4 AM, Jamie Tate, a manager at Sandy’s Donuts, comes in and begins his shift by processing tons of orders that have piled up over night for delivery. This isn’t unusual, as Sandy’s usually delivers to many businesses around the metro. But this time the donuts aren’t going to businesses, they are going…

Farmers And Ranchers Are Getting Help Through Bill Passed By Senate

The House will vote on the bill on Friday. President Trump has said he will sign it.

NORTH DAKOTA – The bill provides $14 billion to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation which has been used to fund the Market Facilitation Program. It also provides $9.5 billion to support livestock, dairy and specialty crops that are being impacted due to COVID-19. North Dakota Farmers Union says it’s a step towards the right direction, but it’s hard to predict…

Funeral Homes Are Helping Families Say Goodbye Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The CDC and the White House have limited the amount of people that can be gathered in public.

NORTH DAKOTA – Losing a loved one is never easy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it especially hard for some families to say goodbye. “It’s not the way that funerals are supposed to be. Funerals are supposed to be for the living, and allow people to come and say their goodbye and have a grieving experience and share it…

State Leaders Take Action On Child Care And The June Election

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break. “We would also encourage those individuals to stay at home for 14 days after their arrival back in North Dakota and I know many people who are doing this and we thank them,” said Burgum. State leaders also revealing steps they…

LIVE: Burgum to Hold Press Briefing Regarding Child Care

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing with the Department of Human Services to discuss guidelines for child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Burgum will be joined by Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger. KVRR will be streaming the briefing on KVRR.com and our…

NDDoH Confirms Seven New COVID-19 Cases Including one Child

North Dakota has a total of 52 positive cases.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Of the seven cases, one was confirmed as community spread and six are under investigation. One child between the ages of zero and nine was confirmed to have COVID-19. The cases are in McHenry, Burleigh, Stark and MacIntosh counties. North Dakota has a total of…

Senate Passes $2.2T Coronavirus Aid Plan, House Votes Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession. The unanimous Senate vote late Wednesday came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far…

ND Medicaid Receives Waiver Implementing Temporary Program Changes to Address COVID-19

The waiver will end when the public health emergency is terminated.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Human Services received a waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services temporarily easing select Medicaid requirements to ensure resources and services are available to individuals enrolled in the program. The waiver will streamline the enrollment process for Medicaid providers, reduce the burden on providers associated with getting prior approval for services…