FACE MASKS

Marcus Theatres ensures guest safety with increased COVID-19 restrictions

"Besides masks, we also have partitions. We ask that we do as best we can to maintain social distancing."

FARGO, N.D. — As business restrictions ease up, a local movie theater is welcoming guests back with COVID precautionary guidelines to ensure safety. As restrictions are reduced, it may lead people to want to get out of their homes for some entertainment. “All of our theaters and auditoriums are not at 50 percent, some are below 50 percent to maintain…

Sanford Health workers receive second dose of Pfizer the vaccine

"From my personal standpoint I feel wonderful, the fact that this vaccine is available."

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been three weeks since healthcare workers in North Dakota started to get a sense of relief. After the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, medical staff at Sanford Health received their first rounds of the Pfizer vaccine. Now 21 days later, those who received the first dose are able to complete the vaccination requirements and receive their second…

Fargo students receive unique masks for music classes

"If it means that they can be making music together that's what we do."

FARGO, N.D.– The morale of the students was lowering when we couldn’t be singing or playing. That’s absolutely happening with the teachers because they just want to be making music with their kids,” Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist Ainsley Rentfrow said. Students at Fargo public schools weren’t able to perform without proper PPE, but now they have the reassurance to make…

City of West Fargo presents COVID-19 prevention seminar

North Dakota Department of Health holds virtual information session to help combat the spread of COVID-19

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health holds a virtual COVID-19 information session to help raise awareness surrounding the increase in cases in the state. Director of North Dakota State University’s Center for Immunization Research and Education Dr. Paul Carson provides Covid-19 tips on how to help stop the spread of the virus. “By whatever means we…

Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation to hold mask drive for students in need

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation is planning a mask drive for students in need. The Foundation is collecting homemade or store-bought masks and monetary donations to purchase masks. Community members are encouraged to bring donations to the Probstfield Center for Education Door 3 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary donations can also be made online…

North Dakota reservation orders masks after COVID-19 spike

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–Tribal leaders on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota are requiring residents to wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. It’s a rare move in a state where face coverings have not been mandated despite a steady increase in overall cases. The reservation is located primarily in Benson County, which according to…

Sanford employee gets 25,000 masks donated from Taiwan

Wanting Huang is a medical laboratory scientist at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and is also a Taiwan native.

FARGO, N.D. — All of those who work in the medical field are doing everything they can to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those frontline heroes from Sanford took the extra step to make that happen. Wanting Huang is a medical laboratory scientist at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. She is also a native of Taiwan….

Gov. Walz issues statewide mask mandate to begin July 25

Minnesota becomes one of 30 states to issue mask mandates.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Wednesday requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks indoors. The mask mandate goes into effect on Saturday, July 25. The mandate affects everyone except children five-years-old and under and people with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that makes it difficult to wear a mask. Anyone caught willfully violating…

Gov. Walz to impose mask mandate in Minnesota stores, indoor public spaces

Walz has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to announce the move.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Gov. Tim Walz is poised to order Minnesotans to wear masks in stores and other indoor public spaces as he tries to avoid a surge in coronavirus cases here. Walz has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to announce the move. He’ll be joined by business owners from Minneapolis and Bemidji and infectious disease experts who…