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Workers On The Frontline Get Workers Compensation Coverage In North Dakota

It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order to protect frontline workers. It provides workers compensation coverage for first responders and health care workers exposed to COVID-19 on the job. It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus. Compensation includes wage replacement and medical benefits. Burgum says the current workers…

COVID-19 By The Numbers for March 25, 2020

South Dakota and Minnesota have each reported just one death from the outbreak so far

FARGO, N.D. — Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in the region and around the globe. 25 new cases of the coronavirus are being reported in Minnesota bringing the state’s total to 287. In our area, just Clay County is reporting cases and holding steady at 3. 26 people are in hospitals in the state being treated for the virus. More…

Sen. Kevin Cramer Offers Apology For “R-word” Tweet Against Speaker Pelosi

He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is apologizing for a tweet that used an unacceptable term against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package. The Republican claims the autocorrect failed on his phone, changing the word ridiculous to the offensive R-word, a description of someone with limited intellectual…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 24, 2020

New Cases Reported In North Dakota, South Dakota & Minnesota

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County has two new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the official total to three. They include a man in his 70’s and a man in his 90’s. Both cases are under investigation for how they got the virus. Two other cases are being reported in Dunn and Burleigh counties. The Dunn case is a man…

Grand Forks Schools ready for students to learn from home

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools is ready for parents to pick up supplies and technology for students to begin working from home starting next week. Governor Doug Burgum has ordered schools to begin virtual learning on April 1st. The Grand Forks district says students from Kindergarten through second grade will have pencil and paper activities. Third through…

Sanford Launches In-House COVID-19 Testing

Sanford officials say this will enable far more patients to be tested

FARGO, N.D. — Under the Emergency Use Authorization, Sanford is now processing COVID-19 tests using an FDA-approved method at its clinics and medical centers. Previously, tests were sent to the state Department of Health or commercial labs. The tests will now be processed at the Sanford laboratory in Sioux Falls. To be tested, patients must meet high-risk criteria and have…

North Dakota Has 30 COVID-19 Cases

Bismarck, ND — The North Dakota Department of Health reports there are 30 positive COVID-19 cases as of Sunday night, March 22.  Gov. Doug Burgum today urged North Dakotans to remain vigilant against the novel coronavirus as the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases reached 30. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19:…

WATCH 4:30 p.m.: ND Governor Burgum Sunday COVID-19 Briefing

ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center daily COVID-19 press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/22/20 ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center daily COVID-19 press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/22/20 Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Sunday, March 22, 2020   BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum provides an update on the latest on the COVID-19…

COVID-19 Positive Tests at 28 in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Below are the COVID-19 results on March 21, 2020 as of 9 a.m.    POSITIVE TEST RESULTS   ·        A woman in her 20s from Burleigh County, possible travel   ·        A male in his 30s from Burleigh County, community spread      Categories: Travel, Possible Travel, Community Spread, Close Contact, Under Investigation  BY THE NUMBERS  1169 – Total Tested (+231 individuals from yesterday) …