The League is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is working with other agencies to provide cities with timely, accurate and important information as it becomes available. This page is a resource for city officials, and will be updated on a regular basis. This is meant to be a resource page with trusted information for cities in North Dakota when managing municipal resources during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
State of North Dakota Resources:
Open Meeting and Open Records Laws:
On March 30, 2020, Governor Burgum Issued Executive Order 2020-16 on Open Meeting Law
The Order suspends the requirements that a meeting room be available to the public and that a speakerphone or monitor be provided at a physical location under NDCC 44-04-19 when members of a governing body are attending a meeting via remote means.
The Order further provides that when members of the governing body are appearing via remote means, the meeting notice must provide either a conference call number or an electronic link that provides real time or live streaming public access.
You can read the entire order here.
Open Meeting Laws during COVID-19 Emergency - UPDATED March 31, 2020
Conference Call Service Available to Cities - March 20, 2020
City Emergency Declarations:
COVID-19 Business and Employer Labor Resources - March 26, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act required poster An employer’s posting requirement is satisfied by posting the poster in a conspicuous place on the work premises, e-mailing or direct mailing the poster to employees, or posting the poster to an internal or external website. - March 26, 2020
North Dakota Department of Emergency Services/FEMA:
Information from the Disaster Recovery Chief - March 20, 2020
Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet - March 20, 2020
Submit Request for Public Assistance (RPA) - March 20, 2020
Seeking FEMA Assistance - March 20, 2020