August 4 Press Conference Summary
Current COVID-19 Case Numbers in North Dakota: 6,933 total positive cases, 1,111 active confirmed cases, 5,715 recovered, 107 deaths, 51 hospitalized
Speakers: Governor Burgum, Chancellor Mark Hagerott, Erica Solberg: Student Representative- State Board of Higher Education.
Focus: The North Dakota University System is testing students before returning to campus.
- Testing sites started operating August 3 and will stay open until August 25.
- Emergency Commission approved $320 million of CARES Act funding for Unemployment Insurance and public health initiatives. Still needs to receive final approval from Legislative Budget Section.
- Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) Application site launch targeted for next week.
Other Issues Covered – North Dakota Census is currently at a 62% response rate which is below the national average. Go to www.2020census.gov to complete the Census.
Next Press Conference on Monday at 3:30pm
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