FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

Fargo massage therapy businesses must be licensed

Fargo Cass Public Health is behind an ordinance passed to regulate massage therapy that was passed in December and will be implemented this year.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health is behind an ordinance passed to regulate massage therapy that was passed in December and will be implemented this year. The purpose of the ordinance is to license and regulate establishments that conduct massage procedures. Fargo is the first city in North Dakota to try this approach. Massage therapy owners should contact…

Experts: Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines

An expert says while it's frustrating for everyone, vaccines remain the best way to prevent long-COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A second booster shot may be in store. Those older than 50 years old and some who are immunocompromised and over 12 are already eligible or have received it. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the state averages about 80 cases a week per 100,000 people. With the unpredictability of COVID-19, experts at Fargo…

Students gather to discuss dangers of tobacco use

Fargo Cass Public Health hosts dozens of middle and high school students from around the state for the third annual 'Break Free Youth Action Summit.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health hosts dozens of middle and high school students from around the state for the third annual Break Free Youth Action Summit. The event provides an opportunity for youth advocates to demonstrate their passion and dedication to helping create the next tobacco free generation. Students were able to break into groups and work…

Homeless Battle Low Temps as Well as Pandemic This Winter

The Pandemic Adds Complicated Element to Already Challenging issue.

FARGO N.D. (KVRR) – Homelessness is an issue year round, but in winter months challenges are even greater as temps drop to dangerous levels. Throw in a pandemic and an already challenging situation becomes more complicated. While it is difficult to get precise numbers, Fargo Cass Public Health estimates around 1,000 people in Fargo-Moorhead don’t have a place of their…

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…