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Bergum Issues Travel Quarantine Orders for Persons Returning to North Dakota

 


The quarantine order signed 3/28 by State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has been amended, removing the order for those who returned to ND in the last 14 days to quarantine and clarifying exempted workforce sectors.

View the updated information here: https:https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/travel-quarantine-orders?fbclid=IwAR0rjj5J1vrhBXT26INGzVk8dHIwYufG9_-PQgy7ejCkPTApTbtGYfYvGaw

Who’s Affected

All individuals traveling back to North Dakota from international locations and states in the U.S. that have been classified as having widespread disease by the CDC (list below) must quarantine immediately upon reentry to the state of North Dakota and for a period of 14 days.

Essential critical infrastructure workers, as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security, are exempt from this order.

Affected individuals are encouraged to fill out the travel form to receive information on how to monitor for symptoms. If you have symptoms and wish to seek medical care, please call before you go in.

Requirements

- You are required to remain in quarantine at person’s place of residence.

- While under quarantine, you must take precautions, as directed by healthcare staff and Department of Health personnel, to prevent the possible spread of 2019- nCoV/COVID-19.

- You must cooperate with the efforts of state or local health authorities to contact other exposed people to prevent the possible spread of 2019-nCoV/COVID-19. This includes providing information regarding people you have had contact with, places you visited or traveled to, and your medical history.

- Only immediate household members are allowed to be at the place of quarantine. No other individuals are allowed at the place of quarantine unless approved by the North Dakota Department of Health.

- You are only authorized to leave quarantine for reasons approved by the Department of Health. Prior to leaving quarantine for an approved reason, such as a physician appointment, you must coordinate your plan with the state or local health authority.

- If you, or any immediate household members at the place of quarantine, have any symptoms suggestive of 2019-nCoV/COVID-19 you must contact the state or local health department immediately. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, headache, chills, or sore throat.

If you, or any immediate household members at the place of quarantine, become ill or are diagnosed with 2019-nCoV/COVID-19, it is necessary for the North Dakota Department of Health to investigate and trace any persons who may have been in contact with you while you were infectious with 2019-nCoV/COVID-19. You are required to cooperate with this investigation and provide complete and true information to the investigator. This includes providing information regarding people you had contact with, places you visited or traveled to, and your medical history.

Failure to Adhere

A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if that person fails to cooperate with this order to quarantine, which could result in 30 days imprisonment and/or up to $1500 fine. North Dakota Center Code 23-07.6-02(3).

 

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