FACE MASKS

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…

Walmart, Sam’s Club to require face coverings beginning Monday

Walmart joins the list of other retailers requiring shoppers to wear a mask inside its stores

FARGO, N.D. — Sunday marks the final day shoppers at Walmart and Sam’s Club can roam the aisles without wearing a face covering. That’s why Ryan Wagner of Kindred, North Dakota said he made sure to stop in before the requirement takes effect Monday morning. “That way I don’t have to put the mask on right away,” he said. Wagner…

Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…

4E Winery Opening On Sunday With New Guidelines In Place

The Winery says they will also be sanitizing every table between guests as well as frequently used surfaces.

MAPLETON, N.D. – The Winery was supposed to reopen its doors on May 2, but COVID-19 changed those plans “We would’ve been here doing tasting, just like normal, you know, people coming in, we’d want lots of people to come and have people hanging out all over,” says Lisa Cook, the co-owner of 4E Winery. They will now reopen on…

Fargo fence displays free face masks

This is the fourth time Katie Lewis has displayed the homemade masks on her parent's fence for the public to take at no cost

FARGO, N.D. — A fence in Fargo was decked out with face masks on Monday that were free for the taking once again. For the fourth time since the coronavirus pandemic began, Katie Lewis filled her parent’s fence on 52nd Avenue and University Drive with homemade face coverings. She encouraged people who pass by to take one at no cost…

Fargo woman makes free face masks for community

Katie Lewis displays the face masks in bags on her parent's fence on 52nd Ave. in Fargo and encourages people to take as many as they need

FARGO, N.D. — When the coronavirus pandemic first began, Katie Lewis knew her sewing skills could come in handy. In March, she began making face masks for friends, family and even nonprofits. Once all of their needs were met, Lewis still had a lot of supplies left over and thought of a special way to share them with her community….

ND Face Mask Warriors Looking For More Volunteers To Make Masks

The group has over 400 members on Facebook.

FARGO, N.D.- As the need for face masks across the nation increases, groups of volunteers trying to fulfill those needs increase as well. Darcy Bjertness from Minot is one of those volunteers leading a Facebook group called North Dakota Face Mask Warriors. “We make face masks for people, cloth face masks that can be reused, and we originally said that…