The North Dakota Department of Health has confirmed two positive COVID-19 cases in Grand Forks County.  City of Grand Forks Mayor Micheal R. Brown released a statement regarding Grand Forks County having its first positive tests for COVID-19.

“Based on the magnitude of tests that have been run in Grand Forks County over the past few weeks we are not surprised today to have a positive Covid-19 case in Grand Forks County.

If you had any doubts about the presence here, they should be gone. We will continue to act with facts not fear as Governor Burgum has repeatedly said, and we will underscore the key message: Practice physical distancing, stay home, slow the spread.

Now, more than ever, we need to stress the importance of a community health focus. We ask that everyone follow the CDC guidelines on physical distancing. In addition to staying home, practice enhanced personal hygiene and monitor your own health for symptoms as much as possible to minimize the transmission of this virus and to protect our families and our community.

I am so proud of the work of our public health professionals who have been planning and preparing to stand ready to mitigate the health impact on our community.

From the City perspective, we continue to commit to delivering core services including public safety and public works. We will continue to communicate and coordinate with these professionals and to make sure we are providing clear, accurate and timely information to you during these challenging times.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19: cough, fever or finding it difficult to breathe, call ahead to the Altru COVID-19 Hotline at (701)780-6358.

We are in this together and will get through this together.

Stay Home. Slow the Spread.”

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