Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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.

On April 28, 2020, Governor Burgum announced the ND SMART RESTART Protocols for North Dakota business and industry. Those protocols are available at:  https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/covid-19-business-and-employer-resources/nd-smart-restart/nd-smart-restart-protocols

The Governor’s Office ALL-CITIES and ALL-COUNTIES Conference Call Recording - May 21, 2020

CARES Act Cost Eligibility and Reimbursement Webinar Recording - May 22, 2020

Governor Burgum’s Executive Order April 6, 2020 and effective immediately

  • All individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 are ordered to self-quarantine in the place of residence for a period of fourteen days or as directed by order of the State Health Officer.
  • All Family and household members residing with the infected individual and identified by the North Dakota Department of Health as a contact of an infected individual are ordered to self-quarantine in their place of residence, for a period of fourteen days, or as directed by the State Health Officer.
  • During the period of self-quarantine, only family and household members are permitted in the place of residence.
  • Individuals under a self-quarantine order may only leave their place of residence with prior approval from the Department of Health.

The Executive Order can be viewed at https://www.governor.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/executive-orders/Executive%20Order%202020-21%20-%20Quarantine%20of%20COVID-19%20positives%2C%20household%20contacts.pdf

On March 29, 2020, Quarantine Order issued for Individuals traveling back to ND

State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte signed an order directing individuals to quarantine for 14 days if traveling back to North Dakota from all international locations and states in the U.S. classified as having widespread disease by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

The updated list of states can be found on the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) website at health.nd.gov/coronavirus.  

You can read the entire order at https://www.health.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/Files/MSS/coronavirus/HCW/SHO-Order.pdf.

ND SMART RESTART  

Governor Burgum’s executive order updated April 29, 2020 to allow reopening businesses closed under previous 

Effective at 12: a.m. on May 1, 2020:

Bars, breweries, restaurants and cafes that continued to provide off-sale, take-out, curbside, drive through or deliver services may not reopen for in-house dining or on-sale beverage service until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020.

On or after May 1, 2020, salons operated by cosmetologists, nail technicians, estheticians, barbers and tanning studios may reopen under the following conditions: the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries and the ND Smart Restart industry specific standards:  Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Waxing Studios and other Cosmetology Related Services, must be adopted and rigorously followed.

On or after 8:00 a.m. May 1, 2020, tattoo and body piercing salons may reopen under the following conditions: the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries and the ND Smart Restart industry specific standards: Tattoo and Body Piercing must be adopted and vigorously followed.

On or after 8:00 a.m. May 1, 2020, massage therapy services may reopen under the following conditions: the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries and the ND Smart Restart industry specific standards: Massaged Therapists must be adopted and rigorously followed.

On or after 8:00 a.m. May 1, 2020, health clubs and athletic facilities may reopen under the following conditions: the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries and the ND Smart Restart industry specific standards: Fitness Centers must be adopted and rigorously followed.

On or after 8:00 a.m. May 1, 2020, restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, food trucks and cafes may reopen under the following conditions: the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries and the ND Smart Restart industry specific standards: Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Distilleries and Food Trucks must be adopted and rigorously followed.

On or after 8 a.m. May 1, 2020, movie theaters may reopen under the following conditions: the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries and the ND Smart Restart industry specific standards: Move Theaters must be adopted and rigorously followed.

North Dakota businesses that remained open throughout the pandemic, or businesses that voluntarily closed for a period of time, are strongly encouraged to adopt the ND Smart Restart: Standards for All Industries.

Recreational and sports arenas, and music and entertainment venues will remain closed until further notice.

The Executive Order can be viewed at  https://www.governor.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/executive-orders/Executive%20Order%202020-06.4.pdf.  

North Dakota League of Cities Information

Things for Cities to Consider and Discuss in Relation to COVID-19 - April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Call for All North Dakota Cities Recording - March 24, 2020

Q & A From COVID-19 Call for All North Dakota Cities - March 25, 2020

City and Park Facilities - March 23, 2020

Accessing SBA Relief Programs PowerPoint Presentation - April 13, 2020

Accessing SBA Relief Program Webinar Recording - April 13, 2020


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 at: 

https://www.governor.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/executive-orders/Executive%20Order%202020-16.pdf

Open Meeting Laws during COVID-19 Emergency - UPDATED March 31, 2020

Conference Call Service Available to Cities - March 20, 2020

Open Meetings During COVID-19 National Emergency - ND Attorney General - March 16, 2020

Open Government Even more Important During Coronavirus Crises - ND Attorney General - March 18, 2020 


City Emergency Declarations

ND Department of Emergency Services

Process for Declaring Emergency

Example City Emergency Declaration


Cybersecurity

State Officials Provide COVID-19 related cybersecurity threat information - March 30, 2020 

Cybersecurity Resources - March 30, 2020

Telework Security Threat - March 30, 2020


Employment

Q & A Guidance from the State of North Dakota to its Employee Supervisors on handling Employee Related COVID-19 situations – March 26, 2020

Families First Coronoavirus Response Act Summary prepared by the State of North Dakota - March 26, 2020

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


Press Releases/Affiliated Group Announcements

June 18 Special Business Briefing - (PPP) - June 11, 2020

COVID-19 Related Scams

ND Office of State Treasurer Press Release - March 18, 2020

HR Conference POSTPONED 

NDRWSA COVID-19 Update

Housing Agency Urges North Dakotans to Talk to Your Mortgage Servicer or landlord First - March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Sampling Precautions - March 24, 2020

Online Credit Card Processing Service for Cities - March 24, 2020

Human Services’ Public Behavioral Health Clinics Continue to Serve - March 24, 2020

ND Medicaid Receives Waiver to Implement Temporary Program Changes - March 26, 2020

NDDOT COVID-19 Response - March 26, 2020

EPA Urges States to Support Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations During COVID-19 - March 30, 2020

North Dakota Launches Care19 App - April 7, 2020

Citizens, Team ND Members Urged to Follow Safety Precautions When Using Video Conferencing Tools - April 8, 2020

Industrial Commission Authorizes Bank of North Dakota Programs to Assist Businesses in Pandemic Recovery Efforts - April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Related Cybersecurity Threats Rampant North Dakotan’s Urged to Follow Simple Safety Steps - May 4, 2020

State Parks Announce Reopening of Campgrounds - May 4, 2020

NDDOT Begins Smart Restart with Phased Reopening - May 8, 2020

NDRPA COVID-19 Resources for Parks and Recreation - May 11, 2020


Links to other Resources

North Dakota Department of Health

National League of Cities COVID-19 Resources 

Business and Employer Resources - March 19, 2020

Mutual Aid Agreements - March 20, 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration - March 23, 2020

Water Utility Template Letter- April 9, 2020