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Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through Sunday for victims of coronavirus pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Sunday, May 24, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.


North Dakota to launch second contact tracing app using technology developed by Apple and Google

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 06:36 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced that North Dakota will launch a new smartphone application using exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google and made available to public health agencies to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing. The app, named Care19 Exposure, is expected to be available within the next two weeks.


Burgum announces emergency rule change allowing basic care residents to keep stimulus checks

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 05:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced an emergency rule change that will allow residents of basic care facilities in North Dakota to keep the Economic Impact Payments provided as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


Burgum releases guidelines for large gatherings, events as part of ND Smart Restart plan

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 06:15 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced guidelines for large gatherings, banquets, ballrooms and event venues as part of the ND Smart Restart plan, while also outlining the plan as a phased approach to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


​​​​​​​In meeting with President Trump, Burgum highlights state-federal partnerships, need for continued testing support

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 04:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum met with President Donald Trump at the White House, highlighting the benefits of state-federal partnerships to North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and the need for continued federal support to fully execute the state’s testing strategy.


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day; virtual vigil tonight

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 03:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.


Emergency Commission approves using over $500M in federal funds for COVID-19 response and recovery

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 02:57 pm

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted to utilize more than half a billion dollars in federal funding for North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, with the majority of the money directed to support economic recovery.


Burgum statement on federal agency ruling pre-empting Washington state’s crude-by-rail law

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:05 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement after the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pre-empted a Washington state law that effectively banned rail shipments of Bakken crude to refineries in that state.


Burgum, Baesler announce summer school, testing options

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 06:50 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that beginning June 1, North Dakota schools will be allowed to host a number of activities, including summer school and college admissions testing.


North Dakota gets new PPE disinfection system as recovered COVID-19 cases surpass active cases

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 04:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum highlighted a new capability that will help North Dakota meet demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic, as the state’s number of recovered COVID-19 cases surpassed the number of active cases.