Jamestown  (CVHD)  – Central Valley Health District reports that the community should expect
another large number of positive cases of COVID-19 being reported today by the North Dakota
Department of Health with the daily update at 11am. “Of the positive cases that will be reported
in Stutsman County today, over 100 of those positive cases are located in a congregate living
setting in our community,” stated Robin Iszler, Unit Administrator. There was a total of 397
people tested on Friday at the Civic Center ON November 13 according to Iszler. Results from
last Friday have been completed except for about 15 which are still pending. If you are awaiting
your results from Friday’s event, please remain patient or call Central Valley Health to check the

Iszler wants to remind the community about the recent new requirements for businesses,
gatherings and masks, delays winter activities enacted by Governor Doug Burgum. The
temporary executive order includes the following mitigation measures:

 All bars, restaurants and food service establishments are limited to 50 percent of their
licensed seated capacity, not to exceed 150 patrons, and are closed to in-person service
between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Take-out, curbside and delivery will still be
allowed during those hours, and Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to take advantage
and support local businesses.
 For those that were already following the ND Smart Restart recommendations of 25
percent capacity in high-risk counties, the change will allow them to safely welcome
more customers into their establishments with masking and distancing requirements.
 All banquet, ballroom and event venues are limited to 25 percent of their maximum
occupancy, not to exceed new capacity limits that have been established with input from
venues and local public health officials based on the size of the venue. Physical
distancing and masks will be required for the safety of all venue personnel and patrons.
 Playoff championship contests and performance events sponsored by the North Dakota
High School Activities Association during the month of November may continue under NDHSAA requirements. All high school winter sports and other extracurricular K-12
school activities are suspended until Dec. 14. This also applies to all association,
community and club sports for youth and adults.
Stutsman County has been moved to the “high risk” orange category in the COVID-19 North
Dakota Smart Restart Plan. Guidance includes that at this level of risk that all gatherings and
events should be held at 25% capacity, not exceeding 50. The same capacity guidance is also
given for bars, restaurants, and food service industries. For more information on the ND Smart
Restart Plan, visit https://bit.ly/36h0mL0.