TODAY: Virtual Press Conference on Emergency Paid Leave and The CARES Act

FARGO, ND — Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo) and Sen. Erin Oban (D-Bismarck) will introduce a proposal today to protect workers and families as the covid-19 pandemic continues and cases rise in North Dakota. The Emergency Paid Leave Fund would use CARES Act money to help workers stay home when they are sick with covid-19 or after they have been exposed. 

The virtual press conference will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live at 2 p.m. Central today (Monday, July 13). Reporters are invited to attend.

The six-member Emergency Commission is expected to meet again this summer to allocate the remaining $318 million of North Dakota’s CARES Act funding, which must be spent in 2020.


  • Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo) and Sen. Erin Oban, (D-Bismarck) previously introduced legislation for Paid Family Leave.
  • Terri Hedman is a registered nurse and candidate for Senate District 46. She will share the benefits of Emergency Paid Leave from a healthcare perspective.
  • Christina Sambor and her father Ken Sambor will share their family’s struggle with covid-19.

To Attend Today at 2 p.m. Central

Dial in: +1 312 626 6799 US 
Meeting ID: 919 3340 7760
Password: 104047
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Contact Alex Rohr, [email protected], for any questions about attending.