Hospitals In Dire Spot Due To COVID, Fargo Health Care Exec UrgesHospitals across the region are filling up with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients, Dr. Doug Griffin said, and Fargo Sanford is about two to three weeks from reaching its peak hospitalization capacity.
North Dakota's Gov. Burgum Extends Mask Mandate, Limits GatheringsNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday extended an executive order that requires people wear masks and limits the size of gatherings until next month but will allow high school sports to resume next week.
North Dakota Starts Free Rapid COVID Testing For TeachersNorth Dakota health officials are rolling out free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff and school administrators this week as part of a pilot project designed to slow the virus' spread by identifying and quickly isolating people who may be asymptomatic.
North Dakota Nurses Worry About Working With Sick ColleaguesLike many medical workers around the world, Fargo emergency room nurse Adam Johnston can’t escape the grim reality of the coronavirus pandemic. It follows him everywhere: at work, where people die every shift; at the grocery store, where people rail against his city's mask requirement; and at home, where he struggles to sleep.
COVID Hospitalizations Continue To Increase In North Dakota Hospitalization rates due to complications from COVID-19 continue to rise in North Dakota, with 17 patients admitted to medical facilities in the last day, state health officials reported Sunday.
North Dakota Implements Mask Mandate, Capacity Limits As COVID SurgesNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered a statewide mask mandate and imposed several business restrictions late Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has stressed the state’s hospital capacity.
COVID Hits Rural Midwestern Communities, Leaving Small Town Doctors WorriedRural counties across Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana sit among the top in the nation for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. In counties with just a few thousand people, the number of cases per capita can soar with even a small outbreak — and the toll hits close to home in tight-knit towns.
North Dakota, South Dakota Lead U.S. In COVID-19 Growth, As Republican Governors Reject Mask RequirementsCoronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic.
Coronavirus In North Dakota: Deaths From COVID-19 In Greater Fargo-Moorhead Area Up To 42Cass and Clay counties have confirmed a combined total of 1,014 COVID-19 cases.
Coronavirus Updates: North Dakota Governor To Decide This Week If Business Closures Will Be ExtendedGov. Doug Burgum said Monday he will make a decision this week whether to extend an order to keep most businesses closed in an effort to contain the coronavirus as cases continue to grow in North Dakota.