• GNDC statement on Governor Burgum’s Executive Orders on COVID-19 Mitigation

    GNDC released the following statement today regarding the mask mandate and business restrictions issued by Governor Burgum on November 13 at 10:00 PM.
    “From the beginning of the pandemic, we have stood by the fact that North Dakota businesses should make decisions based on the best interests of their operations, their clientele, and most importantly, their workforce,” stated Arik Spencer, GNDC CEO and President. “While we do not support mandates on businesses or our free enterprise system, we do understand the issuing of these orders in lieu of the alternative – shuttering businesses or shelter-in-place orders. The success of our economy relies on the performance of each industry and sector. If we must return to a lockdown status, this will stifle all recovery efforts and create burdens for our businesses and state leaders and further harm our citizens.”

    Office of the Governor Press Release with State Health Officer Order
    Member can review these carefully and contact Arik Spencer at 701.222.0929 with questions or concerns.