• June 23 Press Conference Summary

    June 23 Press Conference Summary

    Current COVID-19 Case Numbers in North Dakota: 3,320 total positive cases, 234 active confirmed cases, 3,008 recovered, 78 deaths
    Speakers: Governor Burgum, ND National Guard Major General Alan Dohrmann

    Focus: Personal responsibility for protection, overview of National Guard, DOT
    Additional points of note:

    • Important to know if you are positive even if you are not experiencing symptoms
      • 0.9% positive rate in tests administered in the last week in ND
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield is assisting in making calls to individuals who have had a negative test. Planning to contact about 1000 people per day
      • Although some areas are seeing decreases, southern states are seeing increases
    • 2020.36 Executive Order update: ND drivers licenses and/or registration that expired on or after March 1 are to be recognized as legal until August 31, 2020. 
    • Overview National Guard efforts to support of planning, emergency information, testing, cleaning, long term care.
      • Civil Support Team has specialized skills that have supported ND’s efforts.
    • Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education 
    • 212 of 218 long term care facilities have entered phase one of Smart Restart
    • ND DOT will be prepared to help on September 1 for all people who need to update licenses and registrations, when renewing drivers license – get Real ID
    Other issues covered: Complete your Census ND is 25th in completion rate right now, State Park reservations can now be made, behavioral health remains important