Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
- FirstLink – 211 or 701.235.7335 – Please inform FirstLink of any changes or closures at your agency either via email or with the contact us form on their website.
- North Dakota Emergency Operations Center – 701.328.0707 – If an individual needs quarantine and no other avenues are available, ND Emergency Operations Center will assist in finding an alternative short-term quarantine location.
- Hunger Free North Dakota – Finding food help in a time of COVID-19
State of North Dakota Resources
- North Dakota Department of Health – 866.207.2880 (Hotline) – The hotline is open for general questions regarding COVID-19.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week
- North Dakota Local Public Health Units – Select your county to see the most up-to-date information.
- North Dakota Response
- CAPND Coronavirus Impact on Poverty Statement
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Notice Public and Indian Housing 2020-05: “COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs, Suspension of Public Housing Assessment System and Section Eight Management Assessment Program”
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Co-Sheltering Collaborative: Promoting compassionate interventions for people experiencing homelessness with animals.
Harm Reduction Coalition: Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Mental Health America
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Innovation Services
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Nursing License Map Organization
Los Angeles County: Department of Public Health
San Francisco Department of Public Health