Mayor at North Dakota’s largest city wants ‘dramatic’ steps


FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of North Dakota’s largest city says he would like to see a statewide mask mandate and in the meantime is requiring face coverings in most settings that don’t involve family members.

Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney has been largely supportive of the approach to the pandemic taken by Gov. Doug Burgum, who has left much of the policy making up to local leaders.

Mahoney says “something dramatic” needs to be done in Fargo because positivity rates have been as high as 25% at some testing sites in the city and hospital capacity has dwindled down to critical levels.

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