FACE MASKS

NDDoH expert: No concerns about vaccinated people ditching masks

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An epidemiologist with the North Dakota Department of Health says vaccinated people should have no concerns about ditching face masks. Brenton Nesemeier says recent studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping people out of hospitals and from dying. As of Tuesday, 52 percent of people in Cass County are fully vaccinated against the…

Social Distancing: Mask Salvage

Is it green or gross to wash and use a mask you find?

  Masks are still part of daily living for a lot of us. And sadly they’re becoming part of the landscape, littered around our streets and sidewalks. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing discarded masks pretty much every time I leave my place. Most of them are the single-use disposable masks. But every once in a while…

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…