North Dakota extended two orders today that require face coverings and limit capacity at bars, restaurants and events, Gov. Doug Burgum announced during a news conference today.
The order requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor businesses and public settings, and outdoor public settings where physically distancing isn’t possible has been extended until 12:01 a.m. local time on Jan. 18, Burgum said. Jan. 18 was chosen to allow a 14-day incubation period after Christmas and New Year's Day, he added.
The amended order limiting capacity at bars and restaurants to 50% and closing in-person service between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. has been extended until 8 a.m. on Jan. 8, Burgum said. Event venues remain limited to 25% of their normal capacity, he added.
Burgum will also allow the four-week pause on K-12 extracurricular activities and competitions expire on Dec. 13.
North Dakota reported 4,286 new cases of Covid-19 in the past seven days and 102 deaths from Covid-19, the governor said.
Note: These numbers were released by the governor and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.