FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

Fargo Mayor says 2020 was a difficult year & he’s optimistic about 2021

He also talked about the urgency to discuss race relations in the metro.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney says that through unprecedented times, the city continues to shine and lead by example. Metro mayors held the annual State of the Cities. Mahoney says some of the highlights include how thousands of volunteers came together last march to produce more than 230,000 sandbags when there was a possibility of flooding. He…

Fargo Cass Public Health is moving to phase 1B of Covid-19 vaccine distribution

Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is almost reaching its end.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health in Fargo will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Phase 1B, to those 75 and older starting tomorrow by appointment only. Fargo Cass Public Health says they’re expecting to begin distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for priority groups in phase 1B on Monday. Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is almost reaching its end….

Vaccine distribution begins for Fargo area first responders

FARGO (KVRR) – Beginning this week, Fargo Cass Public Health plans to administer 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people in eligible priority groups, as identified by the North Dakota Department of Health. Vaccine recipients include people employed in fire departments, EMS and law enforcement. Members of area fire departments, including Fargo and West Fargo, along with EMS…

Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing comes to Fargo

"The 15 minute rapid test is an avid test that is newer to North Dakota."

FARGO, N.D. — There’s a faster way to receive COVID-19 test results for members in the community. The department of emergency services is partnering with the National Guard and Fargo Cass Public Health to provide free rapid screenings to people who wish to be tested and who are showing no signs of symptoms. Participants who take the test will be…

Cass Co. Active Cases Appear To Hold Steady As Businesses Comply With Mandates

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County has more than 1,100 active cases of COVID-19 but things appear to be tapering some. There is a decline in the 14-day positivity rate. Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming says it’s too early to say whether this will be an ongoing trend due to mitigation efforts, a lag in testing or other reasons….

Fargo Cass Public Health Business Response Team upholds new Covid-19 regulations

The team will enforce and teach businesses how to follow the new Covid-19 guidelines

FARGO, N.D. — Since the pandemic began, some local businesses have struggled to stay afloat while ensuring they are following the right protocols. The Covid Business Response Team is available to ensure and teach businesses of the new change in guidelines. “We’ll reach out to the specified businesses, discuss with them what the mandates mean, what the limitations are set…

Fargo Cass Public Health to hold another flu shot clinic

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health will sponsor another walk-in flu shot clinic on Friday. The clinic will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1240 25th Street South in Fargo.  Appointments are not required but residents are asked to complete registration ahead of time by visiting the North Dakota Vaccination Registration Website. Flu shots are available…

North Dakota asking people positive for COVID-19 to do their own contact tracing

Fargo Cass Public Health says it hopes to be able to catch up on the backlog by the end of the day.

FARGO, N.D.- The rise of COVID-19 cases has created a backlog for the North Dakota Health Department causing them to make new changes to the way they do contact tracing. With coronavirus cases spiking in the state, Fargo Cass Public Health is prioritizing the work of their contact tracers. “The changes we are expecting and would like is for the…

Record daily Covid-19 cases in Cass Co., health expert concerned

FARGO, N.D. – Cass County sees a record daily high of coronavirus cases with 216 and a positivity rate of nearly 11.7 percent according to Fargo Cass Public Health. Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming believes people in the area aren’t taking contact tracing, masking or quarantining seriously. She adds a big reason positive cases are going up is…

Cass County COVID-19 Cases Rising Among 15-29 Year Old Age Group

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming says COVID-19 cases are once again increasing “significantly” in Fargo and Cass County after a slowdown over the summer. She says the highest age group now for infectious rates are the 15-29 year olds. Fleming says research has found healthy, young adults that have had mild to no virus symptoms…