MASKS

Cramer, Cruz, introduce bills to ban federal mask and vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz have introduced legislation that would prohibit federal mandates requiring face coverings and COVID-19 vaccines. Cramer says the “No Mask Mandates Act” would end President Biden’s executive order related to mask mandates on public property, end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  mask mandate affecting transportation, while…

Face coverings, vaccinations not required, but encouraged at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota State University Moorhead says there are no plans to require face coverings when students return for the new academic year.  The policy is different from the University of Minnesota, which has an indoor mask requirement, regardless of vaccination status. In an email to students, MSUM says its policy is subject to change if new guidelines…

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…

Fargo Cass Public Health recommends masks for everyone in public indoor settings

The goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19, predominantly the Delta variant.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Cass County is now designated as having a substantial COVID-19 transmission rate. Fargo Cass Public Health encourages the community to follow the CDC recommendations. They include recommending that residents wear a mask in indoor settings, even if you are fully vaccinated. The goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19, predominantly the Delta variant. According to…

Target to require employee face coverings, strongly recommend them for guests

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Target has updated its policy on face coverings.  The Minnesota-based retailer says effective Aug.3, face coverings will be required for employees. Target says based on the latest CDC guidelines, masks will be strongly recommended for guests in areas with substantial or high risk of transmission, as defined by the CDC. “We’ll follow all local mandates, as we have…

Minnesota universities mandate masks to curb COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS – Public colleges and universities in Minnesota will be requiring masks to be worn on campuses to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The University of Minnesota is requiring that all students, employees and visitors at its five campuses wear masks indoors starting Tuesday, regardless of their vaccination status. The Minnesota State public college system says mask mandates will…

CDC to recommend masks for some vaccinated people in certain situations

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce Tuesday that some vaccinated individuals resume wearing masks in certain situations to protect against COVID-19, reversing its earlier guidance that only unvaccinated individuals should wear face coverings. A federal source confirmed the news to Fox News after reporting from the New York Times. In May, the CDC…

North Dakota Health Dept. changes mask guidelines, MSUM drops requirement

FARGO (KVRR) – The North Dakota Dept. of Health is changing its mask guidelines in accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, the CDC said people who are fully vaccinated can resume activities indoors and outdoors without wearing masks. The guidelines say that the risk of being infected or spreading COVID-19 once fully vaccinated is…

CDC says vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON – In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless…