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​​​​​​​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.


North Dakota Department of Health Reminds Residents to Use Care While Cleaning to Avoid Hantavirus Disease

Monday, May 10, 2021 at 04:15 pm

Categories: General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents to take steps to protect themselves against hantavirus disease. As the weather warms, many people will be cleaning cabins, sheds and other outdoor buildings that have been closed for the winter. These are places where one is more likely to be exposed to hantavirus.


State Health Council Meeting scheduled for May 12, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12:30 pm

Categories: State Health Council

The State Health Council, the advisory body of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. CT via video conference. Members of the public can view the meeting at http://health.nd.gov/SHClive 


NDDoH to host a live Town Hall with North Dakota doctors to discuss COVID-19 vaccines

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live virtual “Ask a Doctor” Town Hall event at 2:30 p.m. CT on Friday, May 7, with doctors from across the state to discuss the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.