Four COVID-19 Measures Announced

Governor Burgum announced four measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection in North Dakota. Effective November 14 through December 13, 2020, are as followed:
  • Face masks REQUIRED to be worn statewide in indoor businesses and indoor public settings as well as outdoor public settings where physical distancing isn’t possible. It includes exceptions for children under age 5, individuals with a medical or mental health condition or disability that makes it unreasonable to wear a mask, and religious services.
  • All bars, restaurants, and food service establishments are limited to 50 percent of their licensed seated capacity, not to exceed 150 patrons, and are closed to in-person service between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Take-out, curbside and delivery will still be allowed during those hours.
  • All banquet, ballroom, and event venues are limited to 25 percent of their maximum occupancy, not to exceed new capacity limits that have been established with input from venues and local public health officials based on the size of the venue. Physical distancing and masks will be required for the safety of all venue personnel and patrons.
  • Playoff championship contests and performance events sponsored by the North Dakota High School Activities Association during the month of November may continue under NDHSAA requirements. All high school winter sports and other extracurricular K-12 school activities are suspended until Dec. 14. This also applies to all associations, community, and club sports for youth and adults.
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