surge

North Dakota Smart Restart Will Happen If Numbers Remain Low

The state is reporting 28 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily total

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota Smart Restart will only happen if testing numbers remain low. The state currently has the 2nd lowest total positive rate in the U.S. at 3.4%. He says equipment has been added allowing more testing and says there are plenty of supplies for people to get tested. “The steps we have taken…

North Dakota COO Outlines COVID-19 Surge Plan: If One Should Occur

Fargodome and University of Mary Fieldhouse in Bismarck are already outfitted with around 200 portable beds

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials are sharing the plans for a possible surge of COVID-19 patients. But they say it is unlikely the plans will have to be put into action. “Let me be clear. We do not expect that we are going to need 7,500 beds for COVID patients,” said Tammy Miller, North Dakota Chief Operating Officer. “Today…

Number of Uber Drivers, Prices Affected By Blizzard Conditions

Some drivers are having car troubles themselves

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe conditions outside mean fewer Uber drivers are on the road and that means it’ll cost you more to use the service. Some drivers can’t get their own cars to start or can’t get their cars through the snow. The weather means good business for the ones who are able to drive. One Uber driver, Dan Haglund, says…