Sgt. Domonic Delaney, 81st Civil Support Team, administers a heath screening on John Salling, a reporter with KFYR-TV, prior to entering facilities on Fraine Barracks in Bismarck on March 26.
COVID-19 in North Dakota
The global pandemic known as COVID-19 has reached North Dakota, and the N.D. National Guard has been busy supporting the N.D. Department of Health and the N.D. Department of Emergency Services. More than 30 Guardsmen are assisting in various roles in North Dakota's Whole of Government and Whole of Community response to COVID-19. On March 13, Gov. Doug Burgum declared a state of emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center and the Unified Command. The Unified Command is led by the N.D. adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann and State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte.
N. D. National Guardsmen are meeting daily to plan and prepare for any additional tasks from the N.D. Department of Emergency Services. Although we have been consumed by COVID-19 response, we continue to monitor the potential for Spring flooding and we are prepared to respond simultaneously if necessary.