COVID-19 PRESS CONFERENCE UPDATE, MAR. 25

On Mar. 25, Governor Doug Burgum addressed the state through a ND Dept. of Health Joint Information Center press conference.

COVID-19:

Governor Burgum announced that nine new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in North Dakota. Foster County and Stark County are newly affected North Dakota Counties. These additional cases bring the total count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota to 45.

New Executive Order:

Governor Burgum also announced new Executive Order 2020-12, an order that will expand first responder compensation coverage to include viruses. According to Burgum, the order will encompass a wide range of first responders and health care workers that are regularly exposed to COVID-19 on the job, from volunteer firefighters to EMT crews. Compensation includes both wage replacement and medical benefits.

Unemployment:

According to Governor Burgum, a new record was set for unemployment claims in North Dakota. Over 11,700 unemployment claims were filed in just the last week, setting the new record.

Medicaid:

North Dakota was approved by the federal government to have more flexibilities in its Medicaid program to deal with the COVID-19 emergency.

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