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North Dakota governor terminates COVID-related executive orders as case numbers trend downward

North Dakota governor terminates COVID-related executive orders as case numbers trend downward

On Tuesday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported 105 new positive COVID-19 cases and a daily positivity rate of about 3.The following counties have recorded new positive cases: Cass County (Fargo) – 26 cases Burleigh County (Bismarck) – 13 cases Ward County (Minot) – nine cases Williams County (Williston) – five cases Grand Forks County (Grand Forks) – one case One new death was reported on Tuesday, bringing the states death toll to 1,439 since the pandemic began.Doug Burgum signed an executive order on Monday terminating several prior executive orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.A full list of executive orders can be viewed on the governor’s website here.

The governor also terminated an executive order that allowed for Public Service Commission permit hearings and Department of Trust Lands public land leasing auctions to be conducted remotely.The orders terminated were in relation to: temporary emergency licensing requirements for health care facilities and workers; workers’ compensation eligibility for first responders, health care workers, funeral home directors and employees, and individuals providing care to those with intellectual or development disabilities; the transfer of surplus state property needed for COVID-19 response; the reopening of certain businesses; work registration requirements for those seeking unemployment benefits; and public hearings conducted by the Department of Environmental Quality.

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