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November 18, 2020

Logan County And Entire State Moved To Orange High Risk Level

By Terry Schwartzenberger

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise across the country and state, ND Gov. Doug Burgum has the entire state of North Dakota at the orange level, which is high risk. The Governor announced the updates on Mon., Nov. 9 and under the Smart Restart Guidance. Logan County was previously in the moderate (green) level and now moved to the orange/high risk level, along with the rest of the counties in North Dakota.

Central Valley Health District (which covers Logan County with public health services) unit administrator Robin Iszler, RN, Jamestown noted in an email last week, “Any large event over 50 will now need to be canceled due to all counties going orange.” Iszler went on to say, “We should not be seeing any large weddings, funerals, or other events with the current changes to the colors.” Iszler noted there was a wedding in Maine which led to 177 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths because attendees refused to wear masks and physically distance.

The Napoleon Public School board met at their regular meeting on Mon., Nov. 9 and agreed to continue with normal operations for in class learning as they will continue to practice social distancing and require masks when social distancing is not possible. As of Fri., Nov. 13 ND Governor has put a halt to all extra curricular activities which includes practices and games until Dec. 14.

The orange/high risk level is considered the level of significant transmission and high risk for exposure due to widespread community spread of the virus. Only essential work and travel are recommended and folks are encouraged to wear a face covering/mask, avoid crowds and large gatherings. It is also recommended to. . .

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