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COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 28, 2020  

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 28, 2020 as of 9am.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 28, 2020 

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 28, 2020 as of 4pm


NDDOT offering CDL services by appointment only

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is now scheduling appointments for commercial driver license (CDL) knowledge and road tests, as well as adding endorsements. CDL services are available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time. 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 27, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 27, 2020 as of 3pm.


​​​​​​​North Dakota Department of Health reports first death related to COVID-19

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today reported the first confirmed death of a North Dakota resident due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The death occurred in a man in his 90s from Cass County who had underlying health conditions and acquired COVID-19 through community spread, meaning the source of infection was unknown.


Missouri River system boat ramp status

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Anglers looking to enjoy the nice weather this weekend by fishing open water on the Missouri River System can check the status of boat ramps at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 27, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 27, 2020 as of 9am.


Burgum releases child care guidelines, signs order to allow for mail ballot elections during COVID-19 crisis

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Gov. Doug Burgum today released modified operating practices and an emergency grant program for child care providers to help them through the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that child care services are available for health, safety and other lifeline workers. The governor also signed an executive order giving counties the option of mail ballot-only elections to protect public health during the coronavirus emergency.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 26, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 26, 2020 as of 3pm.


REAL ID deadline extended to October 2021

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The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID deadline enforcement one-year from the current October 1, 2020, deadline to October 1, 2021.


Game and Fish reminds anglers to keep social distance

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With a pleasant weekend in the forecast and a lot of North Dakotans anxious to do something outside, the State Game and Fish Department reminds anglers to practice social distancing, whether it’s on shore, from a boat or on the ice.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 26, 2020

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 Below are the COVID-19 results from March 26, 2020 as of 9am.


ND Medicaid receives waiver to implement temporary program changes to address COVID-19

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Human Services has received a waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to temporarily ease select Medicaid requirements to ensure sufficient health care services and resources are available to meet the needs of individuals enrolled in the program.


COVID-19 ND Business Briefing call slated for Thursday

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the next COVID-19 Business Briefing call is scheduled for Thursday, March 26. 


Burgum extends workers' compensation to first responders, health workers who contract COVID-19

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Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order extending worker’s compensation coverage to first responders and health care providers who contract COVID-19 on the job.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 25, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 25, 2020 as of 9am.


Human Services to hold a second webinar for ND Medicaid providers and others on March 27 to share information on Medicaid services and COVID-19

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The North Dakota Department of Human Services will hold a second webinar on March 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time, to provide updated information and answer Medicaid-related questions pertaining to Medicaid services and COVID-19. North Dakota Medicaid providers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders are invited to participate.


Ton Mile Fee Refund Process

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On March 24, 2020, Governor Doug Burgum signed an Executive Order removing spring weight restrictions on state highways. This order will result in purchasers receiving a refund on permits for ton mile fees on spring weight restrictions for loads starting on or after March 24. Haulers who purchased an oversize permit with a start date of March 24, 2020 or later, that incurred ton mile fees due to spring weight restrictions will automatically receive a refund. The refund could take up to two weeks to process. Contact NDHP Permits for questions about these refunds by emailing ndhppermits@nd.gov or calling (701) 328-2621.


Capitol lighting will honor #aworldofhearts Facebook campaign

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The North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck will light up tonight as part of the #aworldofhearts Facebook campaign that has developed a worldwide following in the five days since its launch in Bismarck.


COVID-19 AM Positive Test Results for March 25, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 25, 2020 as of 9am.


Partners in Planning and Main Street Vibrancy Grant Application Deadlines Extended

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today the application deadlines for both the Main Street Initiative Partners in Planning and Main Street Vibrancy Grants have been extended until July 31, 2020.


NDDOT lifts seasonal load restrictions on state highways after Burgum signs executive order

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Beginning today, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has temporarily lifted seasonal load restrictions on all state highways to minimize disruption of the supply chain during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


State Superintendent, Governor seek testing waiver

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State School Superintendent and Gov. Doug Burgum have collaborated on a request to the U.S. Department of Education to waive all federally mandated student assessments for the 2019-20 school year.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 24, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results for March 24, 2020 as of 3pm.


Bank of North Dakota announces student loan relief options

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Bank of North Dakota (BND) shared its student loan relief plans to assist borrowers impacted by COVID-19 with the Industrial Commission today. Effective immediately, borrowers may request to defer payments for six months.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 24, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 24, 2020 as of 9am.


Human Services’ public behavioral health clinics continue to serve vulnerable North Dakotans

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The coronavirus continues to disrupt lives and cause stress, anxiety and fear. In response, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ eight regional human service clinics and their four satellite clinics are continuing to provide medically-necessary behavioral health services to vulnerable North Dakotans. The clinics located in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston with satellite clinics in Grafton, Rolla, Valley City and the Off Main location in Fargo, offer behavioral health services focused on chronic disease management and behavioral health crises.


Guidelines being developed to ensure child care for essential workers through COVID-19 crisis

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North Dakota has launched a rapid planning process to develop operating guidelines to ensure that child care is available for health care and other essential workers through the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Doug Burgum said today. The planning process began over the weekend and is focused on three objectives, he said.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 23, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 23, 2020 as of 3pm.


Human service zones continue to provide vital services, but close to the public

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The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the 19 human service zones, formerly called county social service offices, have closed their administrative offices to the public but are continuing to provide vital human services. Department staff who work in the counties and human service zone offices and team members are continuing to provide all services by working on-site or remotely to practice social distancing.

 


HOUSING AGENCY URGES NORTH DAKOTANS TO TALK TO YOUR MORTGAGE SERVICER OR LANDLORD FIRST; DON’T BECOME A VICTIM OF A FINANCIAL SCAM

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North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is encouraging households facing financial difficulties because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to notify their mortgage loan servicer or landlord if they are unable to make their mortgage or rent payment.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 23, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 23, 2020 as of 9am


State takes steps to reduce regulatory burdens to help North Dakotans through COVID-19 crisis

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Actions include streamlining unemployment claims, recognizing driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registration that expired March 1 or later


Small Business Administration declares economic disaster funds for North Dakota

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Small Business Administration has declared an economic disaster in North Dakota in response to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results March 20, 2020

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Below are the COVID-19 results from March 20, 2020 as of 3pm. 


State health officials confirm eight additional cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota, make changes to testing prioritization

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed eight additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in residents from Burleigh and Morton counties. Six individuals have a history of travel and two individuals are community spread. So far in North Dakota, 508 individuals have been tested, 493 were negative, 15 are positive and 1 of the individuals is hospitalized.   


UPDATED: Two cases of COVID-19 in Morton County are North Dakota’s first confirmed cases of community spread

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 which are the first confirmed cases of community spread of the disease in North Dakota.


UPDATED: State health officials confirm four additional cases of novel coronavirus in North Dakota

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed four additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in residents from Cass, Ward and Burleigh counties. All the individuals have a travel history to impacted areas. So far in North Dakota, 253 individuals have been tested, 248 were negative and 5 are positive. 


Burgum orders K-12 schools to close for one week in effort to slow spread of COVID-19

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By executive order, Gov. Doug Burgum today ordered the closure of North Dakota K-12 schools in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 based on guidance from public school superintendents, medical experts and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH).  


State lab reports no new positive results for COVID-19 as response efforts expand under Unified Command

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) tested 32 samples for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday and all test results were negative. That brings the state’s total number of tested cases to 86 negative and one positive, with six pending.


Governor Burgum declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus; K-12 guidance issued

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Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a state of emergency for North Dakota in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis and issued guidance to K-12 schools with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte.


Burgum, Department of Health release recommendations for events and public gatherings

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Gov. Doug Burgum, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), released recommendations today for events and public gatherings in light of the spread of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

The recommendations outline different strategies for events and public gatherings based on three levels of risk, or thresholds.


State health officials release recommendations for long-term care facilities

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The North Dakota Department of Health is meeting this morning with long-term care providers to discuss details of a memo sent Thursday highlighting guidance for long-term care facilities to protect their residents from novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


Burgum, Department of Health release recommendations for events and public gatherings

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Gov. Doug Burgum, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), released recommendations today for events and public gatherings in light of the spread of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.


First case of novel coronavirus confirmed in North Dakota as work continues to prevent spread

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed the state’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Ward County resident, Gov. Doug Burgum announced with health officials.


ND Emergency Commission votes to accept federal funds for COVID-19 response

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The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted today to accept up to $6 million in federal funds to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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In fight against coronavirus, Burgum urges focus on protecting seniors and other higher-risk populations

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Gov. Doug Burgum today urged North Dakotans to take precautions to protect themselves and especially senior citizens and other populations who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.


State lab tests individuals for novel coronavirus; tests are negative

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Over the weekend, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) public health lab-tested four individuals for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All tests came back negative. Regularly updated information on COVID-19, including the total number of individuals tested, can be found at www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus.


Travelers returning from China, Iran, Italy and Korea should stay home for 14 days to self-monitor for COVID-19

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is asking travelers returning from countries with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) level 3 or 2 travel warnings to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. These individuals should limit their exposure within their communities and, depending on the country visited, stay home for 14 days. Currently, these countries include China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan.


NDDoH COVID-19 Press Conference with Governor Doug Burgum

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The ND Department of Health hosted a press conference on Tuesday, March 3, with Governor Doug Burgum to discuss COVID-19 and the state's readiness, prevention and response efforts.


Governor Burgum and state health officials empower North Dakotans to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19

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Gov. Doug Burgum and other state officials today provided an update and highlighted statewide efforts in response to COVID-19. No cases have been reported in North Dakota and the risk remains low; however, ongoing community spread has been identified in multiple other states. North Dakotans play a key role in reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the state.


COVID-19 Press Briefing - February 28

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On Friday, February 28, the NDDoH conducted a press briefing on COVID-19 with remarks from Kirby Kruger, director of the Division of Disease Control, and Tim Wiedrich, section chief of Health Resources & Response and questions from ND media.


COVID-19 Video Update - February 27

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Michelle Dethloff from the NDDoH Division of Disease Control brings you the latest information on COVID-19, including information on potential community transmission of the novel coronavirus in the USA and the CDC's international advisories.


Health officials prepare for spread of new coronavirus, or COVID-19

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) continues to proactively and carefully monitor travelers from China in North Dakota daily and plan for community spread of COVID-19. Currently, nine individuals are being monitored and zero cases of COVID-19 have been reported in North Dakota. The term “monitoring” means the individual has a travel history from China but does not currently have any symptoms.


North Dakota Department of Health Monitors Novel Coronavirus

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) continues to provide surveillance to more quickly identify people infected with coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The NDDoH has received notifications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding people arriving in North Dakota from China and is actively monitoring these individuals daily.


State health officials continue to monitor coronavirus

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) continues to engage in a coordinated statewide response with local, state and private partners to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak. The risk of coronavirus infection for people in the United States remains low. Currently there are no persons under investigation in North Dakota.


State health officials prepare for new coronavirus

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With recent cases of 2019 novel coronavirus being reported in several countries, including the U.S., North Dakota health officials are working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the situation. There are no suspect or confirmed cases in North Dakota at this time. So far in the United States there have been five people from four states reported to be infected.  No fatalities have been reported and all five people had traveled to the Wuhan area.


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