Mask Mandate

Mayor says Fargo mask mandate will likely not be extended

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says a city mandate requiring face coverings in indoor public places will likely be allowed to expire later this month. In a statement on social media, Mahoney said that there are three elements Fargo Cass Public Health will use to guide their recommendation. “To start, the percentage of active cases in Fargo should…

House approves bill to outlaw local mask mandates

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has passed a bill to prevent local governments from imposing mask mandates. The bill’s sponsor is Minot Republican Representative Jeff Hoverson. Hoverson told the House he’s received a lot of emails, virtually all them in support of his bill. Bismarck Republican Representative Jason Dockter argued against the measure.  Dockter says having a…

Fargo City Commission extends mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a 3-1 vote, the Fargo City Commission decides to extend its face mask mandate until March 22nd. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig was the sole vote against the face mask mandate extension. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn was not present, but has voted against extending the mandate in the past. The extension comes following a recommendation from…

Mayor: Fargo mask mandate will expire Feb.18

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says a citywide executive order requiring masks to be worn in indoor public places will expire next Thursday, Feb. 18. Mahoney says the city will continue to strongly encourage mask use until the vaccination rate nears 100%, which he says, could be in June. The city mask mandate went into effect in October. …

People Express Concerns over Governor Burgum’s Reduced COVID-19 Restrictions

"I don't think we're there as in terms of not wearing masks yet."

  FARGO, N.D.  — After North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced reduced restrictions for businesses and the halt of the statewide mask mandate, some people in the community are unsure whether or not we are ready to move forward. “The statewide mask mandate to expire at 8 am January 18th,” Gov. Doug Burgum said. As COVID-19 cases are reduced with…

North Dakota to drop mask requirement, restaurant limits

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum says he will not renew North Dakota’s mask mandate that expires on Monday. Burgum broke out a new plan for North Dakotans as he says COVID case numbers have decreased. Priority vaccine groups will remain in effect. That includes making sure that everyone 65 years or older can receive their two doses of the…

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….

ND State Health Council talks COVID-19 vaccine, contact tracing & mask mandate

ND is expected to see a vaccine for COVID-19 in December

BISMARCK, N.D.- Two vaccines for the coronavirus are completing their trials. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will both be up to 94% effective. That’s compared to the flu vaccine which is around 30 -50% effective. “We are anticipating we could have a vaccine in the state by early or mid December possibly. And likely Pfizer will be one of the…

Some Say statewide mask mandate should’ve been done ‘months ago’

Some community members believe this could all have been avoided if action was taken sooner.

FARGO, N.D.- With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the state, Governor Doug Burgum has now issued a statewide mask mandate. Governor Burgum made the announcement late Friday night through social media. “The State Health Officer with my full support has issued an order requiring face coverings to be worn in all indoor businesses and public settings and outdoor public…

Jamestown approves mask mandate

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The City of Jamestown has approved a coronavirus mask mandate. Face coverings will be required in all indoor and outdoor environments where people are exposed to non-household members and when social distancing isn’t possible. Some exceptions include those with medical conditions or disability, young children, and those eating or drinking. Council member Dave Schloegel said he was in…