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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Effective March 19, 2020, Burleigh County is limiting public contact and access to all of their facilities in response to COVID-19.

We're open for business and promoting alternate communications. If you have business to conduct with Burleigh County, contact the Department directly for instructions. Alternate communications for business may be directly over the phone, email, website, conference call, drop box, mail, or video calls.

Auditor/Tax Equalization: 701-222-6718
Building/Planning/Zoning: 701-221-3727
Buildings and Grounds: 701-222-6651
Detention Center: 701-255-3113
Emergency Management: 701-222-6727
Extension Office: 701-221-6865
Highway Department: 701-204-7748
Human Resources: 701-222-6536
Recorder: 701-222-6749
Sheriff's Department: 701-222-6651
Social Services: 701-222-6670
State's Attorney: 701-222-6672
Veterans Service: 701-222-6698

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Burleigh County Courthouse Access Restrictions

Effective 1 PM March 20, 2020, the Burleigh County Courthouse is restricting public access due to COVID-19. If you have business to conduct with any department located in the Courthouse, contact them for instructions regarding alternate communications (phone, mail, website, email, drop box).

Bismarck Municipal Court: 701-355-1350
Clerk of Court: 701-222-6690
Juvenile Court: 701-222-6709
Sheriff's Department: 701-222-6651
State's Attorney: 701-222-6672

All other access will be screened and entrance prohibited if you exhibit any of the following:

•Temperature of 100.3° or higher (temperature taken at entrance by staff)
•Shortness of breath

Burleigh County Meeting Protocol and Conducting Business

March 16, 2020

Burleigh County has two meetings scheduled today:
• 3:00 PM Human Service Zone Board Special Meeting
• 5:00 PM Burleigh County Commission Meeting

There are no public hearings at either meeting, and the public is encouraged to use an alternative method rather than in-person attendance:
• County Commission meetings are televised live and repeated during the week on Government Access, Cable Channel 2 and High Definition Channel 602: https://dakotamediaaccess.org/
• Stream live radio coverage from KDAK FM 102.5 FM Radio.

If you are physically attending the meeting, please sit two chairs away from the nearest participant to avoid close contact.

Do you have business to conduct with Burleigh County? Please call the Department to see if it can be done over the website, phone, email, or through regular mail.

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Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of March 15, 2020

CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

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Operate on Facts, not Fear

Coronavirus (COVID-19) credible sites to help you stay informed:

North Dakota Department of Health

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

U.S Department of Agriculture: https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus
USDA H2A Visa Program: https://www.farmers.gov/manage/h2a
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus
U.S. Small Business Administration: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Small Business Loans: https://www.usa.gov/funding-options?source=busa


March 13, 2020

Bismarck, ND-Burleigh County Commission Chairman, Jerry Woodcox, has declared a health emergency for Burleigh County.

Burleigh County Officials continue to monitor the COVID-19 activity, and Burleigh County Departments have been undergoing efforts to mitigate activity through employee education, reviewing continuity of services, and purchasing supplies for increased cleaning efforts and virus protection. An Emergency Declaration allows for utilization of the County's emergency reserve fund to assist with expenditures related to this health emergency.

Burleigh County is committed to providing services for the community. Real-time adjustments regarding our County's business conduct will be made in accordance with the ND Department of Health recommendations and publicized accordingly. Jerry Woodcox stated, "We want to maintain a level of preparedness to ensure services and mitigate the spread of the virus."