The coronavirus, COVID-19, was declared a public health emergency and is now considered a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is working to help prevent the spread of the virus in our communities. Follow us on social media for updates on LSSND and community closures, postponed and cancelled events, and changes in service delivery.


You can make a difference and can help those in need during these times of uncertainty by making a gift to LSSND. 



Keeping Yourself Informed

During this time of uncertainty, the best thing you can do is to keep yourself informed. Be wary of unverified news sources or from engaging in spreading rumor and speculation. The World Health Organization has compiled a list of hoaxes related to the pandemic, all collected into one place on their website.

Coronavirus Hotline: 866-207-2880 


The public can call the North Dakota Department of Health with questions related to COVID-19 during the hours of 7 am to 7 pm or visit the website listed.

LSSND Updates

Updated May 19, 2020 

Office Hours
Until further notice, LSSND offices will be temporarily closed statewide to the public. We are still providing services - your provider will be in touch with you regarding how services will be carried out. View office contact information ⮕


In-person groups

Social distancing measures are in order and thus, in-person groups have been suspended. Facilitators will establish alternative ways to gather virtually, or to connect via telephone with individual clients. 

In-person client work

Wherever possible, all in-person work is being moved from face-to-face to video conference/tele-health/telephone.

Postponements and cancellations

  • POSTPONED Registration for June Restorative Practices Trainings, March 15, 2020

  • POSTPONED Victim Empathy Seminars, Scheduled for the week of March 16, 2020 - rescheduled for April

  • CANCELED Screenagers Community Screening, Watford City - March 16, 2020

  • CANCELED Screenagers Community Screening, Grand Forks - March 23, 2020

  • CANCELED Adoption Informational Meeting, Fargo - March 23, 2020

  • CANCELED Screenagers Community Screening, Dickinson - April 7, 2020

  • POSTPONED Building Bridges Conference, Fargo - April 14-15, 2020


  • Legacy Fitness and Yoga Jamestown, North Dakota, Legacy Fitness and Yoga is permanently closed.

How to protect yourself

Know that the virus spreads

Because there is no vaccine for the virus, the best way to stop the virus from spreading is to avoid person-to-person contact and interaction. The virus can be spread from being in close proximity (within 6 ft) and from airborne droplets produced if someone coughs or sneezes. 

Wash your hands

Washing your hands for at least twenty seconds with hot water and soap. If soap is unavailable you may substitute with a hand sanitizer. You should do this frequently - especially after being in public, sneezing, coughing, etc. Avoid touching your face - especially with unwashed hands. 

Stay at home

If you are feeling ill or you or your loved one are at a higher risk of getting sick, it is best to avoid contact with other people to avoid transmitting or contracting the virus. 

Cover your nose and mouth

Because the virus can be passed through droplets in the air it is important that you cover your nose and mouth if you are coughing or sneezing. Use a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw away your tissue immediately after using and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. 


If you are sick, you should try to wear a face mask when in close proximity to people or before entering a healthcare provider's office. If you have a caretaker, they should also use a face mask. If you aren't sick, a mask is not necessary unless you are a caregiver. There are a limited supply.

Clean and disinfect

Frequent cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and objects is a good idea. Before you disinfect, clean the surface if it is dirty with soap and water. To disinfect you may dilute bleach, use an alcohol solution or any common household disinfectants.

Learn more here.


Covid-19 flyer translations


Available in: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Karen, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portugal, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

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CORE Resettlement Support Center Information

Print and Video materials available in: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, Swahili.

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