We all have varied feelings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has disrupted our lives: “I’m over it”, “It isn’t a big deal” or “No one is going to tell me what to do.” Despite those feelings, the Burleigh-Morton community in North Dakota is joining together and choosing to wear masks, social distance, avoid large gatherings and follow isolation and quarantine guidelines.
A Task Force was established to prevent and mitigate community spread of COVID-19 in these counties and decrease the rolling average percent of positive tests to be equal or less than the state average. A public relations firm was hired to help develop the Campaign materials.
The Campaign Toolkit includes logos and digital assets for your business or organization to extend the message! Access the Campaign blog where North Dakota physicians offer advice and perspective on the health and safety of community members during the pandemic. Blog topics include herd immunity, health recommendations, prevention efforts and more.
As of October 17, 2020, Burleigh, Morton and 14 other North Dakota counties are in the orange ‘high risk’ level on the state’s five-level color-coded system; 15 are in the yellow ‘moderate risk’ level; 17 are in the green ‘low risk’ level; and five are in the blue ‘new normal’ level. The risk level determines what sort of coronavirus-related protocols are in place under the ND Smart Restart Plan for everything from businesses to family gatherings. Access the state’s COVID-19 Smart Restart County Analysis data dashboard.
For more detailed information on coronavirus in North Dakota, visit health.nd.gov/coronavirus.