A brand new order signed by Performing State Well being Officer Dirk Wilke Friday evening now requires face masks to be worn in indoor companies, indoor public settings and out of doors public settings the place bodily distancing shouldn’t be potential.
Gov. Doug Burgum stated those that violate the masks’s mandate may be cited for a violation, although he didn’t specify what a violation entails.
The order goes into impact on Saturday, November 14 and lasts till December 13.
It consists of exceptions for youngsters beneath the age of 5, individuals with a medical or psychological well being situation or incapacity that makes it unreasonable to put on a masks, and spiritual providers.
Wilke quoted the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention as saying this week that “adopting common masking insurance policies can assist forestall future lockdowns” and that masks defend not simply the individuals across the particular person sporting the masks. masks, but additionally the person of the masks.
Governor Burgum additionally signed an govt order on Friday to implement the opposite mitigation measures, which can take impact on Monday, November 16.
As of Monday, all bars, eating places, and meals service institutions are restricted to 50 p.c of their licensed seating capability, to not exceed 150 patrons, and are closed for in-person service between 10 p.m. and four p.m. A.M
Takeout, curbside, and supply will proceed to be allowed throughout these hours.
All banquet, ballroom, and occasion venues are restricted to 25 p.c of their most occupancy, to not exceed new capability limits which have been established with the participation of venues and native public well being officers primarily based on the dimensions of the venue. place. Bodily distancing and masks can be required for the security of all personnel and shoppers of the place.
The order says that the playoff championship contests and efficiency occasions sponsored by the North Dakota Excessive Faculty Actions Affiliation throughout the month of November could proceed beneath the necessities of the NDHSAA.
All highschool winter sports activities and different Ok-12 faculty extracurricular actions are suspended till December 14. This additionally applies to all youth and grownup affiliation, neighborhood and membership sports activities.
Faculty and intercollege actions ought to observe the steering of the North Dakota College System and their respective nationwide organizations.
Burgum stated the four-week break in actions “will assist maintain faculties open to in-person instruction, the optimum studying surroundings for almost all of scholars, and can be sure that college students proceed to observe mitigation methods of utilizing a masks and bodily distancing “.
The order additionally stated that not solely those that violate the masks’s mandate may be cited for a violation, but additionally those that violate the capability necessities.
To learn the total order from the State Well being Officer, CLICK HERE.
To learn Governor Burgum’s full govt order, CLICK HERE.