North Dakota state offices to open a month after businesses
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Most North Dakota state government offices are set to reopen to the public next week in a limited capacity and a month after businesses in the state restarted with precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The state also will use $23.8 million of federal coronavirus aid to update computer systems and purchase laptops for employees who remain at home. Gov. Doug Burgum amended an executive order Friday that will allow state offices to operate at a maximum 50% capacity.
Burgum said some 7,000 state employees at about 1,600 facilities across North Dakota have been part of a “remote workforce” since mid-March.