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North Dakota’s interim state Health Officer has lifted the 14-day quarantine order for those returning to the state from international travel.

And some travel agents are glad to hear it.

Dr. Paul Mariani says his action follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control.

"People are ready to start traveling," said Mark Haley of Bon Voyage Travel Leaders of Grand Forks.  "Maybe not to Europe, but to the Caribbean and Mexico."

North Dakota’s Tax Commissioner said it isn’t a surprise.

Ryan Rauschenberger said taxable sales and purchases for April, May and June were down 22.5 percent compared to the same three month period in 2019.

Taxable sales and purchases totaled $4.34 billion.

Rauschenberger said there were two major factors that caused that downward trend. One was COVID-19.

3 more deaths; 266 new COVID-19 cases in ND

Sep 22, 2020

Three more North Dakotans have passed away with the novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide death toll to 196.

 

The patients were a man in his 70s from Grand Forks County, a man in his 80s from Williams County and a woman in her 90s from Morton County. They each had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 266 new individuals from 32 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 18,244.

 

287 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

Sep 21, 2020

One more North Dakotan has passed away with the novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide death toll to 193.

 

The patient was a man in his 80s from Rolette County. He had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 287 new individuals from 34 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 18,244.

 

These results were from a pool of 3,336 tests for a daily positive rate of 8.84 percent.

 

With some North Dakota school districts having a mix of in-person and online learning, some families are looking for information about safe and quality child care for their school age children.

There are about 1600 licensed and self-declared child care providers serving children up to age 12 in North Dakota communities. And during this pandemic, the state has provided some modified operating practices for licensed child care providers, to keep children and staff safe.

More Coronavirus relief for the agriculture sector

Sep 21, 2020

Beginning today, farmers and ranchers will be able to apply for another round of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Up to $14 billion is available for producers who continue to face market disruptions and increased costs due to COVID-19.

North Dakota Farmers’ Union President Mark Watne said it’s timely.

"We're coming into a harvest where much of our state had some relatively good production," Watne said. "But we're selling into a marketplace that is totally below the cost of production."

Minot State University is hosting a pow-wow Sunday (9/20/20).

But in the age of COVID-19, this one is going to be a little different.

Prairie Public's Dave Thompson talks with the pow-wow organizers about how it will happen, and other reasons for holding it.

352 new COVID-19 cases; 3,208 active cases

Sep 20, 2020

352 new individuals from 36 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 17,958.

 

These results were from a pool of 5,964 tests for a daily positive rate of 6.13 percent.

 

The cases broken down by county are:

 

After another deadly day this week, North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 192, with eight more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were all from Morton County, and each had underlying health conditions. They include a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 90s, three men in their 80s and three men in their 90s.

 

Additionally, 379 new individuals from 38 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 17,607.

 

North Dakota’s COVID-19 death toll is now 184, with two more individuals passing away with the disease.

 

The patients were a man in his 90s and a woman in her 90s, both from Burleigh County. They had underlying health conditions.

 

Additionally, 508 new individuals from 38 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Dakota, bringing the new statewide positive total to 17,230.

 

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