Task Force Made To Make Guidelines For Long-Term Care Visitors in ND

Next week on the KVRR Morning Show we will be chatting with Larson on the next step forward.

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Long Term Care Association is creating a task force to help reunite families with their loved ones. The group is expecting to meet next week to put together a plan on how they can safely do this. The committee’s chairman says the group is working closely with the state health department and following trends…

Cass And Grand Forks Counties Still Hotspots For COVID-19

83% of Active Cases Are In Those Two North Dakota Counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — Eighty-three percent of all COVID-19 active cases in North Dakota are in Cass and Grand Forks counties. The state has 665 active cases. Gov. Doug Burgum says there have been a couple of small outbreaks at manufacturing centers in Fargo, although he didn’t specify which companies are impacted. Long-term care centers are still a hotspot for COVID-19….

Walz releases five point plan to protect long-term care facilities from Covid-19

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz unveils a plan to provide more support to Minnesota’s long-term care facilities. About 80 percent of the state’s coronavirus deaths have come from them. It will expand testing for residents and workers, work with health systems to create strike teams to conduct on site testing and follow ups and get facilities PPE. It…

Long-Term Care Visitation Still Not Recommended, Rules Out For Movie Theaters

North Dakota Smart Restart

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and other state leaders continue to work to protect the vulnerable population from COVID-19. Of the 218 long term care facilities in North Dakota, 27 have positive cases. Villa Maria in Fargo has the most with 27. The executive director of Human Services has a message for everyone. “Even though the governor is talking…

Families with Long-Term Care Facility Concerns Encouraged to Contact Ombudsman Program

Ombudsman advocates are based in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo and Minot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Human Services is encouraging families and friends with loved ones in long-term care facilities to continue reaching out to their Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for information and reassurance. Visitor restrictions have prevented many families from personally checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones creating fear and growing concerns. The Ombudsman Program…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 29, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporting another four positive cases as of Sunday morning but no positive cases during afternoon testing. Two of the new cases come from Cass County: a woman in her 40’s and a woman in her 30’s, one by community spread the other is under investigation. The state now has 98 positive cases. 18 people…