QUARANTINE

Moorhead School Board changes quarantine & masking rules

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Moorhead School Board votes to replace in-school close contact quarantine for students with testing and make masking inside buildings optional. The quarantine changes begins January 3 for the high school, career academy and preschools, Jan. 17 for middle schools and Jan. 31 for elementary schools. Masks become optional for preschools on Jan. 3, the high…

Rep. Kelly Armstrong Tests Positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong has tested positive for COVID-19. In a message posted to his Twitter account, Armstrong wrote that he is experiencing mild symptoms and recovering at home in North Dakota. The 2nd term Republican has been fully vaccinated since January. Armstrong’s doctor has advised him to quarantine for 10 days. He will be…

Parents calling for masks mandates across all schools

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Parents who are for mask requirements in schools are saying enough is enough when it comes to student safety. The Community Alliance for Responsible Education is made up of parents representing every metro area school district. They are asking for mask mandates throughout FM metro schools. Concerns over not having kids wear masks include having to…

Moorhead Public School 9th Graders Placed Under Quarantine

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — All 9th grade public school students in Moorhead are put under a quarantine starting Wednesday due to several positive COVID-19 cases. Moorhead High School Principal Dave Lawrence says with 7 positive cases and around 160 students already in quarantine, this was the right step to take. The students will return to learning…

Walz quarantines after possible coronavirus exposure

ST. PAUL, MINN. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz is quarantining after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19. Walz was in a news conference with the infected staff member on Monday but was not within 6 feet of them for more than 15 minutes, which is what health officials define as close contact. The governor canceled a planned…

CDC changes quarantine guidelines for close contacts to Covid-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s Covid-19 numbers have improved a lot since the state’s surge in November. According to Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota has 89 percent fewer coronavirus hospitalizations since then with 34 now. White House information shows the state is the lowest in the country in seven day positivity rate and 48th in deaths per capita. The Centers…

Gov. Walz hopes new quarantine period will make Minnesotans more compliant

Minnesotans who are exposed to COVID-19 can shorten their quarantine from 14 days to 10 or 7 days in some cases.

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans who are exposed to COVID-19 can shorten their quarantine from 14 days to 10 or 7 days in some cases. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says a 14 day quarantine period still remains the optimal time you should isolate. With the new CDC guideline of a 10-day recommended quarantine, Walz believes people will be more compliant. “The belief…

Fargo Doctor emphasizes importance on preventative healthcare measures

He says he doesn't see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out.

FARGO, N.D.- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s Medical Officer Dr. Glasner says hospital operations have changed dramatically due to COVID-19. Dr. Greg Glasner says it’s changed the work flow, the amount of work, and how healthcare workers are able to do their work. He says he doesn’t see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out….

International travelers no longer required to quarantine in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakotans returning from overseas will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days. The North Dakota Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani lifted the order which was last amended on July 28. Mariani said, “Lifting this order follows the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s important for North Dakotans to remember…