Time to Listen to Public Health Experts and Support Small Business Owners, Workers, and Families

BISMARCK, ND — A group met at the capitol Monday to complain about executive orders mandating physical distancing measures enacted to slow the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. Their public gathering comes less than a week after a group of Republican legislators used their bully pulpit to try to push the governor toward rescinding these orders. Covid-19 cases are rising in North Dakota, and we learned Monday that three more people have died from the virus.

Dem-NPL Communications Director Alex Rohr said:

“It’s time to listen to public health and medical experts who say we need greater testing capacity and consistent leadership from Washington. While we work together to flatten the curve, our congressional representatives and governor’s office must be more supportive of small business owners, workers, and families who are shouldering way too much of the pandemic’s economic burden. So far, too many people are left waiting, confused, and without assistance.”