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Sanford Health takes more safety precautions as three employees test positive for COVID-19

A total of four Sanford employees have tested positive for the virus

FARGO, N.D. — The Coronavirus is beginning to impact healthcare workers who continue to help patients through the pandemic here in Fargo. Sanford officials confirm that three physical therapists have tested positive for COVID-19. Two had been working at the main Sanford Medical Center and the other at Sanford Broadway Medical Center. “Healthcare workers are at risk of contracting this,…

North Dakota Has 98 COVID-19 Positive Cases

Four more cases of corona virus recorded overnight

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 28 at 3 p.m. – March 29 at 9 a.m.  ·        Man in his 30s from Stark County, possible travel  ·        Woman in her 40s from Cass County, community spread  ·        Woman in her 30s from Cass County, under investigation   ·        Man in his 80s from Morton County, under investigation     Categories: Travel, Possible Travel, Community Spread, Close Contact, Under…

Sanford Offering Dietary Guidelines During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

Experts Say It's Important To Create A Healthy Daily Routine For Exercising And Planning Out Your Meals

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford is offering some dietary guidelines as people are being asked to stay home during the pandemic. Experts say it’s important to create a healthy daily routine for exercising and planning out your meals. They say a good tip if you’re eating canned foods is to rinse them through water to help cut down on some of…

ND Woman Creates Facebook Group For Solidarity Against The Coronavirus

The Page Has Over 200 Thousand Members And Continues To Grow

FARGO N.D. — People across the valley are sharing their solidarity across social media against the coronavirus. The Facebook group #a world of hearts has over 200 thousand followers and continues to grow. The creator of the page says she never thought it would get this big. “I just think it’s a really great way for people to stay connected,…

St. Patrick Day parade organizers excited to bring parade back next year after cancellation

Before The Parade Was Canceled It Had Over 50 Floats Sign Up.

FARGO, N.D. — The annual St.Patrick’s Day Parade got canceled due to worries about public safety, but organizers say this won’t discourage them from coming back next year. They say after talking with health officials and the governor address they said canceling the parade was in the best interests of everyone’s safety. The Parade brings in hundreds to the downtown…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Has Tested Over 500 People For The Coronavirus With Only 14 Confirmed Cases

ST.PAUL, MINN. — In an address at the state capital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz laid out the plans the state would be taking to battle the coronavirus. “I would ask you all to think of this as opening the tool box, we are not taking a tool out of it as of today in terms of things…

ND Autism Center Hosts Meet And Greet For SafeTY Jacket Awareness

The Information Also Includes What They Look Like, Their Routines As Well As The Best Way To Talk To Them.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Law enforcement officers and the North Dakota Autism Center are raising awareness about the safeTY jacket program. They are hoping to get more families and adults signed up for the program at a meet and greet at the North Dakota Autism Center. The program is a way for officers to know emergency information about individuals with…

Local senior care facilities address Coronavirus concerns

Some have limited visitors from coming in and are focusing on hygiene of their tenants and employees

FARGO, N.D. — Between its two locations in Fargo, Bethany Retirement Living usually sees about 300 visitors a day. But with concerns over the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases like the flu, staff members are trying to cut that number down to zero. “We’re asking people that if they don’t need to come and visit, don’t,” says Grant Richardson at…

F-M Mayors And Health Professionals Give Update About Coronavirus

Health experts say one of the most important things you can do is wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

FARGO, N.D. — All three mayors from the F-M area, local and state health professionals and concerned community members packed into the Fargo Cass Public Health Center to talk about preventative measures against the spread of the coronavirus. “It’s important to put things into perspective and to remain calm we want everyone to know that unified teams are preparing not…

Sanford, Essentia set plans for dealing with potential coronavirus cases

Both health facilities are now asking all patients about recent travel history

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas and Minnesota have yet to report a case of the coronavirus, but with with confirmed reports in 10 other states, both Sanford and Essentia health are putting plans in place in case the virus makes it’s way to the area. “We have had several different preparedness meetings where we have gotten together to talk about…