FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – COVID-19 continues to be distributed in the country and here locally. The number of active cases continues to reach record levels every day in North Dakota. While bars and restaurants take much of the blame for the spread of the disease across the country, Kas County health officials say the reason for the widespread spread may be closer to home.
“Indeed, the biggest dissemination event is these social gatherings. Weddings, funerals, birthdays, things like that. “Said the Ministry of Health epidemiologist Brenton Nessemeyer.”
Recently, bars, restaurants and other companies in Fargo have felt the impact of the wave of the case. The mandate is now available and restaurants are encouraged to hold only 25% capacity. But the greater spread of this disease may actually be a place where no guidelines are set. These events are difficult to regulate, as there are no masks and guidelines for social distancing in a private setting.
In his press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota, Governor Doug Burgham also stressed the importance of attention at private gatherings.
“With the level of positivity we have, the chances of someone in this North Dakota crowd being infected and unaware and asymptomatic are actually quite high,” Burgum said. “People need to be careful about the size of all the gatherings they attend. whether they are with their family or in public. “
Public health officials ask everyone to be careful as you organize events and get together.
“If you want to host a meeting or host a group of friends. Keep it small, keep it intimate. Nessemeyer also advises “Keep him in close contact with a small group of friends. Encourage wearing a mask when you’re together.”
Nessemeyer also said that it is easy for cases to spread in these private gatherings, saying that “you get one or two cases that are present at a larger social gathering and from there it just spreads like wildfire.”
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