TESTING

No COVID-19 Spike in North Dakota from Memorial Day Weekend

Governor Burgum stresses importance of testing in daily COVID-19 briefing.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The results from COVID-19 testing done after the long Memorial Day weekend are in for North Dakota. Governor Doug Burgum says, “there was a lot of concern around the country, a lot of press reports about all the activity that Memorial Day weekend would cause a spike and I’m happy to report that it has not caused…

Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force Meets To Discuss Testing And Tracing

In Cass County, contact tracers are following 595 active cases and 12-hundred people.

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Valley COVID-19 task force was formed at the request of Governor Doug Burgum earlier this month. 13 partner organizations began working to determine how to best address the coronavirus and its impact on the community. “Since our locally generated testing matrix has been implemented, we’ve been able to focus our limited resources solely on…

Northern Cass Hosts Graduation In-Person Without Mandating Face Masks

Every graduating senior attended the ceremony.

HUNTER, N.D. — All 37 graduating seniors at Northern Cass in Hunter took the final walk of their high school careers. However, at this graduation, you can see plenty of smiling faces in the crowds and on the students as masks were not mandated beyond passing a four question health screening forum. The questions include asking if they had excessive…

Mass COVID-19 Testing Over Memorial Weekend At Moorhead Armory

The testing results are expected to take between 2 to 3 days to come back after the weekend

MOORHEAD, Minn. — At the Moorhead Armory, the National Guard is collecting information and getting people in line for COVID-19 testing. The Guard expects to get through hundreds of tests at the Moorhead site and up to 7 thousand across the state through the weekend. National Guard Major Scott Hawks says it’s all about accessibility, as anyone can walk in…

Moorhead Armory to offer free COVID-19 testing Memorial Day weekend

Anyone can be tested and no appointment is necessary.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Armory is offering free COVID-19 testing from May 23 through May 25. The National Guard and local public health employees are providing the tests. Up to 2,000 tests will be available per day. Five other locations across Minnesota will also be offering free testing. Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General Jon Jensen said, “The Minnesota National Guard is proud…

75 More COVID-19 Cases In Cass County

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s largest county again produced the largest number of positive coronavirus tests in the latest round of testing by The Department of Health. Saturday’s numbers show 88 more cases with 75 from Cass County. Grand Forks County had 8. A total of 2,861 tests were completed. Cases currently hospitalized dropped by 2 to 33 and no…

Red River Valley Task Force To Tackle Growing COVID-19 Numbers

Testing will be increased along with contact tracing

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says we need targeted action in Cass County against COVID-19. The county has the majority of the deaths in the state at 23. He is announcing the creation of the Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force and he says he wants Clay County included. “Again part of my offer to Gov. Walz is we…

Mass Testing Sites Postponed But Gov. Burgum Says Testing Is Still Available

More targeted testing is being planned for Cass, Grand Forks and Dunn Counties which have the highest positive rates

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says mass testing events today in Fargo and tomorrow in Williston were not canceled, but rather postponed. He says due to  mechanical issues at the state lab, North Dakota now has around 5,000 tests on backlog waiting to be processed. But he says if you think you have the virus, you should get tested….

Antibody Testing In The Works For All Sanford Health Locations

It is one way to determine who has previously been infected

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health in Fargo is getting ready to provide antibody testing throughout its health system locations. Their lab in Sioux Falls now has equipment in place to process the antibody tests. It is one way to determine who has previously been infected. It does not tell you if you currently have COVID-19. The test can also lead…

Wurst Bier Hall Remaining Closed For Safety Reasons

The post goes on to say they understand the decision is difficult to make.

FARGO, N.D. — Wurst Bier Hall in downtown Fargo and Wurst Bier Hall West in West Fargo are keeping the doors closed. In a Facebook post it says they have been fielding concerns from employees and felt it was in the best interest of everyone to remain closed. The post goes on to say they understand the decision is difficult…