After Urging From Lawmakers, Burgum Expected to Rescind Order Making Failure to Quarantine a Crime

MINOT, N.D. — Wednesday, Sept. 23, Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order which made failure to quarantine after close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 a Class B Misdemeanor.

Today, Sept. 24, lawmakers are saying that order has been rescinded.

In an email sent to his caucus this afternoon, which I obtained, House Minority Leader Chet Pollert, R-Carrington, said that after discussions with Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, Burgum would be backing away from the order.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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