North Dakota officials outline plan to expand testing capacity for COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 05:28 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, outlined a plan to significantly increase testing capacity for COVID-19, a critical component for protecting vulnerable populations and reopening businesses in the state.

Burgum appoints Andrea Travnicek to lead North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 09:00 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Andrea Travnicek to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing her extensive leadership experience and long history of resource management at the local, state and federal levels.

Burgum statement on Commerce audit investigation

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the Burleigh County State’s Attorney confirmed that the North Dakota Department of Commerce complied with state law during its most recent audit period.

Burgum: State, local response teams work quickly to contain COVID-19 outbreak at Grand Forks facility

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 04:50 pm

A rapid response team that conducted testing Thursday at the LM Wind Power manufacturing plant in Grand Forks has confirmed 88 additional cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Gov. Doug Burgum said today.

Burgum extends business restrictions for 10 days, outlines path forward for reopening

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 05:35 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum extended access restrictions on certain businesses for an additional 10 days and outlined a path forward for them to reopen as the number of COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continued to climb.

North Dakota finalizes hospital surge plan for COVID-19 response

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 05:40 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Chief Operating Officer Tammy Miller today outlined the finalized hospital surge plan for North Dakota, expressing confidence that the state has the hospital capacity it needs to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients if one should occur.

Burgum allows for changes to maintain critical services for vulnerable youths during COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 05:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order allowing for changes necessary to maintain critical operations for vulnerable youths being served in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities and Qualified Residential Treatment Programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burgum issues orders to help address impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 05:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum issued executive orders designed to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for school districts, agribusiness, fuel retailers and others in North Dakota.

North Dakota launches Care19 app to combat COVID-19 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 03:45 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) in partnership with ProudCrowd, creators of the popular Bison Tracker app, launched a free mobile app, Care19, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota. 

Burgum signs executive orders to slow spread of COVID-19, limit visitation to nursing homes

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 06:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed two executive orders designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota and protect the most vulnerable from the coronavirus disease by limiting visitation to long-term care facilities.