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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: General, Healthy Living

Birth defects and infant disorders are common, costly, and critical conditions that can cause lifelong health challenges. Birth defects are structural changes that can affect almost any part of the body, such as the heart, brain, or foot.


Omicron surge continues in North Dakota

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has emerged as the predominant variant in North Dakota. The latest round of variant testing resulted in 130 out of 142 (91.5%) sequenced specimens confirmed to be omicron. From this sample, we estimate that the omicron variant is now likely to be at least 90% of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses circulating in North Dakota.


North Dakota Department of Health to host Town Hall on COVID-19 Omicron variant

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

Thursday, January 13, at 11:00a.m. CT the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live virtual Town Hall to discuss topics surrounding the COVID-19 Omicron variant, including infectiousness, severity, vaccine protection, treatments and more.


NDDoH changes made to COVID-19 investigations

Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases occurring in North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has changed protocols for case investigations in the state.


NDDoH announces project to understand COVID-19 immunity and experiences in North Dakota

Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) announced that it has engaged the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) in a project to understand COVID-19 immunity and experiences in North Dakota.


Updated CDC Recommendations Shorten COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Timing

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 04:00 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, General

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 03:30 pm

Categories: General

To allow NDDoH team members to spend time with their families, the following holiday hours will be in effect.


COVID-19 Omicron variant confirmed in North Dakota

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has confirmed four cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in the state. Two cases were confirmed in Ward County, one in Burleigh County and one in Cass County. All four cases were identified in individuals under the age of 50. Two cases had traveled together to another state and two cases have no travel noted. Three of the four individuals had completed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine but had not received booster doses. One case was not vaccinated. None of the individuals have been hospitalized.


CDC updates recommendations, endorsing mRNA COVID-19 vaccines over Johnson & Johnson

Friday, December 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

Per updated endorsements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is advising vaccine providers in the state of a clinical preference of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) over the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.


North Dakota Department of Health recognizes one year anniversary of first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

A letter from ND State Health Officer, Dr. Nizar Wehbi

This week marks the first anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine being administered in North Dakota. I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the public health workers, health care providers, tribal leadership, pharmacies, partners, and all members of TeamND for the efforts undertaken this past year to provide North Dakotans with access to the COVID-19 vaccine.