Governor Burgum IS NOT SHUTTING DOWN North Dakota On Friday
I am someone who LOVES to scroll through the comments section on Facebook. Yes, you see trolling and fighting, but you can actually also find information - both good and bad - in the comments. I have seen a couple of different threads about what is happening COVID-19-wise in North Dakota, and some people are confused about what Governor Burgum told us yesterday.
On October 14th, Governor Doug Burgum held a press conference where he announced that some counties' COVID-19 threat level statuses would be changed. While some counties made a closer move to the "New Normal/ Low-Risk" level, others took a step back. Sixteen counties - including Burleigh and Morton - were moved to the "High-Risk" threat level.
Yeah, that news kind of sucks. But do not always believe the first things you read on the internet. NORTH DAKOTA IS NOT CLOSING DOWN ON FRIDAY. I PROMISE YOU.
Here IS what is happening, effective Friday, October 16, 2020 AT 5:00 PM:
- BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS WILL HAVE TO REDUCE TO A MAX CAPACITY OF 25% OR 50 PEOPLE.
- OTHER EVENTS, LIKE OUTDOOR SPORTING EVENTS, CAN GO ON AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENCOURAGED
I know, this is unnerving. We all have questions about what is happening to our world. There is misinformation being tossed around about hospital bed availability and COVID-19 threat risk levels. But I think, at this point, we can tell that Governor Burgum DOES NOT want to shut North Dakota down. But we will accurately let you know if things change.