“I have to own the miscue,” Gov. Doug Burgum said on this episode of Plain Talk.
He was referring to a quarantine order issued by his administration earlier this week which carried with it a misdemeanor criminal charge for anyone who violated it.
The order applied to people who came into close contact with someone positive for COVID-19.
Burgum said interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani noticed, upon taking his new position, that North Dakota wasn’t in compliance with CDC guidelines on quarantines. “He wanted to align those two things,” Burgum said.