QUARANTINE

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…

West Fargo High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo Public Schools was informed of a positive COVID-19 case in a staff member at West Fargo High School. Contact tracing has been completed, and all identified close contacts were sent an email notification. The school district says students and staff have been making good efforts to wear masks, and practice physical distancing and hygiene….

24 kindergarten students quarantined in Thompson after student tests positive for COVID-19

THOMPSON, N.D.–Twenty-four kindergarteners at Thompson Public School are in quarantine after a student tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent John Maus confirmed the news on Tuesday. The students began quarantining on Monday, August 31 and will return to school on Monday, September 14. Thompson Public School has a total of 71 kindergarten students that it breaks up into three sections. Only…

Vice President Pence Self-Isolating After Aide Gets COVID-19

An administration official says Pence is voluntarily limiting his exposure and will work from home

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus last week. An administration official says Pence is voluntarily limiting his exposure and will work from home. He has repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 since his exposure but is following the advice of medical officials. Pence’s move comes after three members of the…

North Dakota Quarantine Travel Rules Changed

exemptions made after Minnesota was added to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says you just need to use common sense when it comes to North Dakota’s quarantine rules. The state has made exemptions to its travel quarantine after Minnesota was added to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. “Workers in essential and critical infrastructure areas as defined by Homeland Security they…

North Dakota Quarantine Order Applies To Minnesota, State Looking At Changes

Minnesota was added Monday to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and state officials are working on an amendment to the quarantine order after Minnesota was added Monday to a CDC list of states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. According to a North Dakota executive order, anyone who now travels from Minnesota should quarantine for 14 days. They want to make exceptions for essential…

Cass County Correctional Facility Discusses Their Procedure For Sick Inmates

The Cass County Sherrif discussed the facility's process of isolation and quarantine

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, The Cass County correctional facility has been taking extra precautions to assure the safety of inmates and staff. “That begins with a screening process when officers come to our facility. That screening process is for the officers who are bringing the intakes into our facility and then the actual person who…

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…

Cybersecurity Experts Warn Of Increased Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

FARGO, N.D. – Cyber security experts are warning people to be extra vigilant online, especially now that they are working remotely from home. With millions of Americans working from home, it’s important to take extra steps to protect the data of yourself and your company. Employees should make sure to avoid sharing any sensitive information over an unsecured video connection….