In response to the state's declared emergency for COVID-19, the North Dakota Department of Transportation is launching a statewide educational campaign on state highways. These messages are designed to inform the public and encourage North Dakotans to be more diligent about containing the spread of the virus.
Beginning this week, 45 electronic highway signs have displayed the following public safety messages:
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"In support of the Governor's declared emergency, the department is using its resources to help inform and protect the public,” said Bill Panos, NDDOT director. “Using our digital message signs, we are reminding North Dakotans to do their part in limiting the spread of COVID-19."
North Dakota's electronic dynamic message signs along the highways will feature various messages over the next few weeks. These signs will be activated, with these important reminders, only when there are no critical emergency or traffic safety messages.
For the latest updates on the state's COVID-19 preparedness and response, visit the North Dakota Department of Health's website at https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus.