FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

Lincoln Elementary Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — Parents and guardians of children who attend Lincoln Elementary in Fargo are being notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was in contact with other students and staff. A list of close contacts of potential exposure has been gathered and those families were contacted. The North Dakota Department of Health and Fargo Cass…

Fargo Cass Public Health shows parents what e-cigarettes to watch out for

The use of electronic cigarettes continues to rise among youth.

FARGO, N.D. –The use of electronic cigarettes continues to be on the rise among youth. According to the CDC, more than 27% of high school students reported using an e-cigarette in 2019. Fargo Cass Public Health say there’s a common product parents should be watching out for. “When parents don’t know what they Juul looks like, that is concerning,” said…

Week-long COVID-19 testing events scheduled at NDSU and UND

The event is not open to the public.

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota will be host to week-long COVID-19 testing events for current students, faculty and staff. The NDSU event begins on Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Testing will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The UND event begins on Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Testing times are…

Fargo Cass Public Health to Host Six Days of COVID-19 Testing at NDSU

The event is next week, but times and exact days for the event have not yet been released.

FARGO, N.D. —  Faculty, staff, students and anybody in the North Dakota University System will be able to get tested. They have called the National Guard and nurses to help with the event. Fargo Cass Public Health says this was not their idea, but rather a directive from Governor Doug Burgum. “We had the most cases right away, and we’ve been…

Hotel Donaldson temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson has closed temporarily because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. According to their Facebook page, the hotel, lounge and hodo to go are allow temporarily closed. Their post continues to report: Unfortunately, after exceeding required COVID-19 safety practices, someone on our team tested positive. The teammate was not at work when they began feeling…

Mural Promotes Local Food and Healthy Eating

FARGO, N.D. — A local artist partners with Fargo Cass Public Health to create a mural for the community family market. The mural was started on Monday after choosing between a couple of designs that were collected from ideas from the community. For them, it was important to highlight the foods that were seen in our local area, as well…

Cass County COVID-19 Task Force Reminding People To Keep Following Guidelines

The task force says the overall positive rates have continued to drop from the peak in April. However people need to still take the virus seriously as they are noticing an uptick in July.

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force says things are looking better in Clay and Cass Counties. With the state loosening restrictions cell phone data tracing found more people are on the move after being quarantined. “I think we said it back at the beginning of the pandemic if you can’t easily remember or count the contacts…

Fargo Cass Public Health officials say more young people are getting COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health officials say they’re seeing more people in their twenties and thirties contracting the coronavirus. Epidemiologist Brenton Nesemeier says this is due to younger people being more mobile and social during the pandemic. Although a young person usually has milder symptoms and recovers more quickly, Nesemeier says that doesn’t mean they should be any…

Four more COVID-19 testing events planned in Fargo

The tests are free.

UPDATE: Thursday’s COVID-19 testing event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Fargodome, has been closed for the remainder of the day due to state lab capacity. Testing begins again Friday morning, starting at 10 a.m.   FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is planning four additional COVID-19 testing events over the next two…