Valley City,  (CSi)  The City of Valley City held a COVID-19 Response Briefing on May 20.  It was ended early due to some technical issue.  To view the short briefing online, view it here at or go to the CSi LiveStream at Facebook.

Each organization provided updates and information pertaining to recent developments in the COVID-19 community response.

City-County Health District Administrator Theresa Will said, Barnes County has tested 1,062 individuals, with four positives as of Wednesday, and zero active cases. Testing will be done at Maryvale this week, and at the Open Door Center, next week.

Immunizations are still be offered, by calling the office.

She reminded that for mass gatherings, social distancing dictates that 50 percent of the buildings square footage is only allowed to be occupied.  It’s preferable to hold large gatherings outdoors, avoid having buffets servings, and keep a guest book list, if contact tracing would be needing of those exposed to a possible positive case.

Those 65 years of age and older are not recommended to attend those large gatherings being in the high risk category.

At that point in the news briefing, it was concluded, siting technical difficulties at the City Hall, location.

Mayor Carlsrud said the news briefing will be rescheduled for next Wednesday May 27 at 5:30-p.m.

The meeting airs live with replays on CSi TV 10 -The Replay Channel & CSi 68.   To view the briefing online, view it here at or go to the CSi LiveStream at Facebook.