Updated: November 16, 2020 - North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced several mitigation measures aimed at slowing the accelerating spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota in order to protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity and keep schools and the economy open.
Statewide mask mandate - State Health order requiring face coverings to be worn effective from Nov. 14 through Dec. 13.
Executive Order 2020-43.1- Limiting capacity in businesses, social gathering and pausing activities from Nov. 14 through Dec. 13, with an amendment to allow sports and activity practices to begin November 30th.
LaMoure County COVID-19 Risk Level - High
LaMoure County Commission supports North Dakota Department of Health’s guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 in LaMoure County.
On November 5, 2020, the LaMoure County Public Health Department provided updated COVID-19 information at the LaMoure County Commission meeting and recommended LaMoure County implement the guidelines provided by the North Dakota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control. The information provided supports the fact that the COVID-19 cases in LaMoure County are not isolated. The number of individuals infected, severe cases leading to hospitalization, and individuals dying from COVID-19 related deaths continues to rise throughout North Dakota. It is evident that we are seeing increased numbers here in LaMoure County as well. Currently, there have been twelve (12) COVID-19 related deaths in LaMoure County. LaMoure County has been elevated to a High Risk level of significant transmission and high risk for exposure due to widespread community spread of infections (https://ndresponse.gov/). The LaMoure County Commissioners unanimously voiced their support of North Dakota’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and urge LaMoure County communities, schools, businesses and patrons to follow these guidelines:
Monitor Your Health Daily. If you feel unwell please stay home and if symptoms persist get tested for COVID-19. Identification of COVID spread can help stop the spread.
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Avoid close contact. Maintain 6ft of distance between yourself and others who do not live in your home. If someone in your home is ill, keep your 6ft distance from them if possible.
Limit gathering sizes to 10 or less. Events should be at 25% capacity currently to ensure appropriate spacing of individuals. Do not attend events if you are high risk for complications associated with COVID-19. We must remember that seemingly uninfected family members and friends may be infected but asymptomatic. Exposure to asymptomatic cases can easily lead to spread.
Wash your Hands Frequently.
We all need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We can do this by following the guidelines set forth by the North Dakota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. For further questions related to COVID-19, please contact LaMoure County Public Health department via telephone at 883-5356 or on social media at LaMoure County Public Health Facebook. The public can also call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 866-207-2880 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day or contact their local health care provider.