FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

Fargo School Board discusses if it will continue mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School Board is discussing whether to continue mandating masking in schools. During a work session, members discussed what mitigation measures should be implemented when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Board members talked about whether to make masking optional, for parents to decide if their child should be masked or to continue following…

Delta Variant has hospitals reaching capacity as COVID-19 cases soar

"In the last few weeks we have experienced a very high number of patients as the Delta variant continues to spread."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Health officials are yet again warning of the severity of COVID-19 as cases across Cass and Clay counties continue to rise. “Given the urgency of our current situation we felt it necessary to update the community as we enter our fourth wave with the Delta variant changing the game,” Fargo Cass Public Health Director, Desi Fleming…

People Who Are Immunocompromised Encouraged To Get Booster Shot

FARGO, N.D. — Additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. North Dakota Department of Health is urging those North Dakotans to consider getting the additional dose to increase their immunity to COVID. Included in CDC’s recommendation are recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV…

Fargo Cass Public Health asks city & county leaders to follow CDC guidelines

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health officials are drafting a letter to send to Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County leaders urging them to follow CDC guidelines regarding masks. The decision comes a day after Cass County was placed in the high risk category for COVID-19 transmission rates. In communities with high levels of transmission, the CDC recommends…

Fargo School board implements mask mandate for new school year

The Fargo School Board Tuesday night, by a six to three vote, approved the mask mandate beginning Monday, August 16.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School board members vote require masks for students and staff for the upcoming school year. “The mitigation strategies that K-12 schools were asked to consider for implementation of this school year involved the universal masking of students and staff, making sure that we are following whatever we can in terms of best practices for HVAC…

Fargo Cass Public Health recommending masks in indoor public settings

NEW RECOMMENDATION IS DUE TO A RISE IN DELTA VARIANT CASES

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo-Cass Public Health has revised its COVID-19 recommendations and is now recommending that regardless of vaccination status, face coverings be worn in indoor public settings. Health officials say Cass County has been designated as having a “substantial COVID-19 transmission rate.”  In counties with a substantial or high transmission rate, The CDC has recommended residents to wear masks…

Fargo Cass Public Health recommends masks for everyone in public indoor settings

The goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19, predominantly the Delta variant.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Cass County is now designated as having a substantial COVID-19 transmission rate. Fargo Cass Public Health encourages the community to follow the CDC recommendations. They include recommending that residents wear a mask in indoor settings, even if you are fully vaccinated. The goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19, predominantly the Delta variant. According to…

Walk-In And Mobile Clinics Offer Several Chances to get COVID-19 Vaccine

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is changing its COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic starting Tuesday, July 6th. The clinic will operate between noon and 6 on Tuesdays and both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots will be available. Clay County Public Health’s walk-in is Wednesday from 1-5 and Thursday from 9-1 at the Family Service Center. In Grand Forks,…

Fargo Cass Public Health offers rapid HIV testing

The tests are free and confidential.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Cass Public Health is helping people know their status when it comes to HIV. To coincide with HIV Vaccine Awareness Day people can head over to the Harm Reduction Centers for free rapid testing. The tests are confidential and are offered to the public two days out of the week at the center or five…