Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health
"Dedicated to improving the health and safety of our community."
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health employs public health professionals who work to protect the health of the population. We serve all residents of Bismarck and Burleigh County. The work we do in public health affects lives every day. The ability to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and work in smoke-free workplaces can be attributed to the efforts of public health. Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health is committed to safeguarding the health of every citizen in our community and we look forward to serving you.
We receive a number of questions each day and have assembled links to answers to many of the frequently asked questions from our community. As we receive questions, moving forward, we will continue to add to these resources:
- COVID-19 Testing Locations
- Have You Been Identified as a Close Contact or Tested Positive?
- ND Smart Restart Guidelines
- Mask Usage, Cleaning, Creating Recommendations
- Parents Lead Toolkit: Parenting During a Pandemic
For Events With More Than 50 Attendees
Executive Order 2020-43 enacted by Governor Doug Burgum on Friday, November 13, 2020, through December 14, 2020, limits all banquet, ballroom and event venues to 25% of their maximum occupancy, not to exceed new capacity limits identified within the ND Smart Restart Large Gathering Tiered Capacity Document. Physical distancing and face coverings are required for the safety of all venue personnel and patrons. Event organizers who plan to host an event with more than 50 attendees are encouraged to provide a health plan to their local public health unit for review.
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health understands there are concerns and questions about COVID-19, a respiratory disease first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. To keep up to date on the most current statistics and information available about this respiratory disease, you may visit our syndicated COVID-19 page from the Center for Disease Control. We also suggest regularly visiting the Center for Disease Control and North Dakota Department of Health websites for additional information.
For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at (866) 207-2880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health provides a number of classes for the community. Many of these classes have no cost, but will require preregistration to ensure appropriate staffing and resource allocation from our organization. In February 2020, a pair of free Size-Wise courses that are Growing Futures Approved will be provided. We have created a page with information about these, and other Maternal & Child Wellness, courses.