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Burgum announces pilot project to expand COVID-19 testing and improve tracing to slow spread of virus

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 05:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced a new pilot project to expand COVID-19 testing and improve contact tracing to slow the spread of the coronavirus in North Dakota.


Fund set up for donations to aid COVID-19 response; personal protective equipment also being accepted

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 06:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that monetary donations and donations of personal protective equipment are being accepted to aid in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum waives waiting period for unemployment benefits, extends business closures by two weeks

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 05:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order waiving the mandatory one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as claims continue to increase in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic.


President grants Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration related to COVID-19 response

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 01:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that President Donald Trump has granted the governor’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration to make federal assistance available to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum announces Workforce Coordination Center to serve emergency needs during COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 05:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced the activation of North Dakota’s Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) to serve emergency workforce needs in support of health care providers, industries and agencies affected by COVID-19.


Burgum stresses social distancing, staying home as ND records two additional deaths related to COVID-19; executive orders issued

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 07:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum called on North Dakotans to take the coronavirus crisis seriously and step up social distancing efforts as the state Department of Health reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19.


Burgum statement on Vietnam Veterans Day

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:20 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today thanked Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice, signing a proclamation declaring March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day.


Burgum requests major presidential disaster declaration for response to COVID-19 pandemic

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:35 am

Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum expands business closures to protect health, suspends unemployment taxes to help employers

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 05:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum expanded business closures in North Dakota to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect public health, while also suspending payment of unemployment taxes to allow employers to focus on their businesses and employees during the COVID-19 crisis.


Burgum releases child care guidelines, signs order to allow for mail ballot elections during COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 05:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released modified operating practices and an emergency grant program for child care providers to help them through the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that child care services are available for health, safety and other lifeline workers. The governor also signed an executive order giving counties the option of mail ballot-only elections to protect public health during the coronavirus emergency.