North Dakota governor finally issues mask mandate as COVID crushes state
North Dakota governor finally issues mask mandate as COVID crushes state

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday issued a statewide mask mandate, a reversal for a Republican who has resisted the measure but whose state remains in the crucible of one of the country’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks.The order, which took effect on Saturday, requires North Dakotans to cover their faces in stores and in outdoor spaces where distancing is impossible, Burgum said.No state in the U.S. has logged a higher rate of COVID-19 deaths per capita than North Dakota over the past week, according to The Washington Post. And hospitals in the lightly populated northern state have fill…

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