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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.


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.