After months with no statewide mask mandate, why did North Dakota finally get one? | INFORUM
BISMARCK — For more than a month, doctors pleaded with Gov. Doug Burgum to institute a statewide mask mandate. As North Dakota's COVID-19 outbreak grew steadily worse this fall and the state cemented its place as the worst outbreak in the country, the drumbeat for direct action grew steadily louder, with some doctors pivoting to a more drastic demand for business shutdowns in recent weeks.