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COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 31, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — Eight new cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Cass County, bringing the county’s total to 31, and putting the county in the lead in the state. Burleigh County with Bismarck comes in next with 30 cases. The majority of the confirmed cases is through community spread. We crunched the numbers and the current rate of infection in…

Fargo Public Schools students receive hand-written “miss you” notes in lunch meals

1,000 hand-made cards were created by a staff member's sibling

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Schools is now including frozen items to the free meals being provided to students during the pandemic. That includes foods like hamburger patties, corn dogs, or cheese bread sticks. Those with the school’s Nutrition Services Program say they see the meals as a way to engage with their students while social distancing. One staff member’s…

Coalition Calls for Eviction Moratorium in North Dakota

A coalition of labor unions and homelessness activists are now fighting a new threat of the Coronavirus, a homelessness and housing crisis.

FARGO, N.D. – With more then 3% of the states workforce out of a job, a coalition of labor unions and homelessness activists are calling on Governor Doug Burgum to step in and temporarily suspend evictions, rental late fees, and foreclosures during the pandemic, and for 90 days after the emergency is over. “It’s like a domino effect, if we…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 30, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporiting it’s second and third coronavirus-related deaths. They include a McHenry County woman in her 80’s and a Morton County man in his 70;s. Both had underlying conditions and both got the virus through community spread. North Dakota now has 109 positive cases, up 11 from Sunday. 19 people are currently hospitalized due to…

Confinement Order In Place For Those Returning To North Dakota

'Snowbirds' and spring-breakers from out-of-state are also recommended to self-quarantine

BISMARCK, N.D. — If you are coming back to North Dakota from any of the states in red on this map or any international location, you must quarantine for 14 days. That is in a confinement order signed by North Dakota State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte. It’s in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. ‘Snowbirds’ and spring-breakers arriving…

IMHE Forecasts COVID-19 Peak Day For Deaths In The Region

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington

FARGO, N.D. — The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is projecting the peak day for daily deaths from coronavirus in each state. In Minnesota, they forecast the peak is three weeks away on April 21 with 70 COVID-19 deaths. They are projecting around 2,100 deaths into August. North Dakota’s projected peak is April 26…

Altru Health responds as Grand Forks County has first Coronavirus cases

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Altru Health is doing all it can to combat the Coronavirus. Grand Forks County has its first two cases of Coronavirus. The case is under investigation to see if it’s from travel or community spread. Altru has a Covid-19 screening hotline for people who believe they have symptoms. There’s also a sick clinic to care for…

Red River Zoo closes to the public amid coronavirus pandemic

The zoo is trying to care for its animal without any ticket revenue

FARGO, N.D. — On a typical warm day like this one, Sally Jacobson says the Red River Zoo would be packed. But instead of kids and families roaming about, the only movement now is the few staff members left taking care of the animals. “We can’t just close the doors and have everyone stay home. We have rare animals that…

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…

Keeping kids engaged while learning from home

With schools closing to stop the spread of coronavirus, parents may find themselves teaching children at home

FARGO, N.D. — Sylvan Learning in Fargo is offering some tips and tricks to help parents keep their children engaged while learning from home. They say it’s important to maintain a daily schedule. Keep the schedule flexible so parents can help their children with assignments before or after they’re done with work. They also recommend taking breaks to get the…