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Burgum issues executive order providing additional guidance for businesses under ND Smart Restart

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 05:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum signed an amended executive order providing additional guidance for businesses that are resuming or continuing operations under the “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols developed in collaboration with the business community to address the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum releases ND Smart Restart protocols for businesses operating through COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 05:20 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer released “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols for businesses resuming or continuing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the state’s number of active cases declined with a record number of recoveries.


Burgum to lift business restrictions, implement new guidelines for operating during COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 05:42 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum announced he will lift restrictions that were placed on businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus, while implementing new guidelines and standard operating procedures for businesses as they resume or continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Burgum declares statewide flood emergency due to spring flooding

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 03:55 pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency for spring flooding that has caused an estimated $7 million in infrastructure damage so far.


Burgum: CARES Act funding will help cover surging unemployment insurance costs during COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum said North Dakota has received guidance that it can use the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to help cover the surging costs of unemployment insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.