Traill County Commission Approves Mask Resolution

Traill County Commission Approves Mask Resolution

November 5, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Brady Seibles krjbada@loretel.net (11/5/20)

Hillsboro, ND– At the Traill County Commission meeting on Wednesday Nov. 3 the commission implemented a mask resolution to go into effect immediately throughout the county. Over the month Traill County has been hit particularly hard with 14 new cases Wednesday bringing the total active cases to 127 with 5 deaths due to COVID-19. Due to the recent uptick in cases the county is currently in the Moderate Yellow risk level, which has seen bars and restaurants reduce capacity to 50% amount other protocols. Traill District Health Unit Director Brenda Stallman said that while Said this was a last resort to try and lessen the spread of Coronavirus throughout the area. 

Stallman adds that while there has been much talk about a vaccine for COVID-19 recently there are still many unanswered questions about it and individuals should instead focus on proven guidelines to diminish spread. 

While there is no penalty for people who don’t adhere to the resolution Stallman hopes that people will follow it, adding it comes down to common civility around others, adding this resolution is also to educate the public about community spread. 

While only county buildings such as the courthouse will now require masks, Stallman hopes businesses in Traill county will follow the resolution as well. 

Additionally, Traill District Health Unit will be hosting a free Covid-19 Testing event this Friday at the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse in Mayville. Everyone is welcome and insurance will not be processed. Pre-Registration is required at testreg.nd.com. For more information on the mask resolution or upcoming testing events contact Traill District Health Unit or visit the Traill-Steele Joint Information page on Facebook.