Gov. Doug Burgum said it comes down to “personal responsibility.”
Burgum has been encouraging North Dakotans to practice guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, as the state deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Those include social distancing, staying six feet away from everyone, having social gatherings of no more than 10 people, frequent hand washing, staying home when you’re sick, and traveling only when absolutely necessary.
Burgum has so far resisted calls to put a “stay-at-home” order in place, as other Governors have done.