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North Dakota Department of Health Launches HIV Prevention and Care Board

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Categories: General

Saturday, June 5, 2021, marked the 40th anniversary of when the first five cases of AIDS were officially reported. In addition, June 5 was a day to commemorate the 32 million people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses worldwide and honor the long-term survivors.


North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and North Dakota Department of Health encourage participation in National Trails Day

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 03:30 pm

Categories: General, Healthy Living

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and motorized recreation all have one thing in common: trails. There is no better way to celebrate and appreciate the hard work put into North Dakota’s trail systems and recognize the benefits these trails provide for recreation and exposure to the outdoors than on National Trails Day, June 5. This event is a nationwide effort that takes place annually on the first Saturday in June and encourages everyone to explore and advocate for trails. This weekend a number of state parks are hosting events across the state to recognize the day. In partnership with the North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging participation in opportunities to volunteer on a trail project, collect litter, or join in a guided hike or trail activity all while finding physical, mental and emotional restoration.


North Dakota Department of Health recommendations and resources for travelers

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General

As many North Dakotans begin to plan travel, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) wants to remind citizens of COVID-19 travel recommendations and testing resources.


​​​​​​​WIC program announces new income levels for eligibility

Monday, May 24, 2021

Categories: General, Healthy Living

Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have been adjusted based on federal poverty levels.  The change increases the amount of income a family can make and still qualify for services. Effective June 1, 2021, a family of four can earn up to $4,086 each month (or $49,025 annually) and meet the new WIC income eligibility requirements.


Effective May 30, 2021, NDDoH Division of Laboratory Services will be closed on Sundays

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Categories: General

Effective Sunday, May 30, 2021, the North Dakota Department of Health Division of Laboratory Services will be closed on Sundays.


North Dakota Department of Health partners with Taxi 9000 to provide free transportation for COVID-19 vaccines

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 02:45 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is partnering with Taxi 9000 to provide free transportation to Bismarck and Mandan COVID-19 vaccination sites.


NDDOH adopts new masks guidelines from the CDC citing evidence of vaccine effectiveness in ND

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:17 am

Categories: Coronavirus

The North Dakota Department of Health  (NDDOH) released the following statement today regarding the new mask guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


NDDOH adopts new masks guidelines from the CDC citing evidence of vaccine effectiveness in ND

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

The North Dakota Department of Health  (NDDOH) released the following statement today regarding the new mask guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

"The CDC has announced that fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask indoors and outdoors. Therefore, we, at the Department of Health, are aligning with the CDC recommendation,” said NDDOH State Health Officer, Dr. Nizar Wehbi.


North Dakota Department of Health partners with Taxi 9000 to provide free transportation for COVID-19 vaccines in Bismarck and Mandan

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 02:49 am

Categories: Coronavirus

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is partnering with Taxi 9000 to provide free transportation to Bismarck and Mandan COVID-19 vaccination sites.


NDDOH expands administration of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to youth ages 12-15

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:45 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Immunization

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday, May 12, 2021, new recommendations for all adolescents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Recommendations followed Monday’s Food and Drug Administration decision to authorize emergency use of this vaccine in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents. The North Dakota Department of Health is also recommending that all adolescents 12 – 17 years of age be vaccinated.