The Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton is restricting visitors

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 01:15 pm

The Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) in Grafton announced visitor restrictions today to protect the health and well-being of individuals living at the state-operated, comprehensive support agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. No visitors will be allowed for the next 30 days. In addition, home visits by people served at LSTC have been canceled.

Burgum orders K-12 schools to close for one week in effort to slow spread of COVID-19

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Categories: all, COVID-19

By executive order, Gov. Doug Burgum today ordered the closure of North Dakota K-12 schools in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 based on guidance from public school superintendents, medical experts and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH).  

The North Dakota State Hospital is limiting visitors

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 05:48 pm

Following the guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown announced visitor restrictions today to protect the health and well-being of patients and staff. No visitors are allowed for the next 30 days. 

Burgum declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus; guidance issued to K-12 schools

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 04:24 pm

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a state of emergency for North Dakota in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis and issued guidance to K-12 schools with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte.

Burgum, Department of Health release recommendations for events and public gatherings

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 09:48 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), released recommendations today for events and public gatherings in light of the spread of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

First case of novel coronavirus confirmed in North Dakota as work continues to prevent spread

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 09:30 pm

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed the state’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Ward County resident, Gov. Doug Burgum announced with health officials.


First Lady announces fourth annual Recovery Reinvented to be held in Grand Forks on Sept. 29

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum today announced that the fourth annual Recovery Reinvented, an event dedicated to eliminating the shame and stigma of the disease of addiction and empowering communities to support recovery, will be held Sept. 29 in Grand Forks.

ND Emergency Commission votes to accept federal funds for COVID-19 response

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 02:00 pm

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted today to accept up to $6 million in federal funds to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

In fight against coronavirus, Burgum urges focus on protecting seniors and other higher-risk populations

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 06:30 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today urged North Dakotans to take precautions to protect themselves and especially senior citizens and other populations who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Burgum appoints Rindy to chair ND Public Employees Retirement System Board, thanks Dosch for service

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Mona Tedford Rindy of Portland, N.D., to chair the Board of Trustees of the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS) and thanked outgoing chair Mark Dosch for his service.