CoronavirusResources for our members
A letter to our members
We are living in an unprecedented time, but one thing hasn’t changed — our commitment to you. Read a letter to our members from North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne.
• NDFU is offering one-time grants of $150 to help farmers and ranchers purchase PPE during the pandemic. Click here to learn more!
Check the status of your stimulus check
Economic Impact Payments are being deposited in bank accounts. The payments, also referred to as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. If the IRS does not have your direct deposit information and you do not receive social security, click the logo to learn how to set up direct deposit. Otherwise, the IRS will mail you a check, though you should expect significant delays in receiving it in paper form.
Do you have extra N95 masks?
Consider donating to the first responders in your community to help protect them from COVID-19!
Masks and other protective equipment also can be dropped off at NDDOT district locations in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Valley City and Williston. Drop-off times are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
Donated goods will be consolidated in Bismarck and distributed in coordination with the North Dakota Department of Health. All donated items should be unused, in their original packaging, and commercially produced. No homemade medical supplies will be accepted.
Items that can be donated include N95 masks, surgical masks, isolation gowns, face shields, thermometers, hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes. For a full list of items that can be donated, and drop-off location addresses, go to NDresponse.gov.
File an unemployment claim
For those who have lost their job or have lost hours at work because of a quarantine, unemployment benefits can help you.
Learn the latest in our state
The North Dakota Department of Health website features the latest news from the state of North Dakota including up-to-date COVID-19 cases, those who are being tested and those who are being monitored.
• Concerned about your small business? The state government can help!
See what’s happening nationally
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can tell you how best to protect yourself, those around you and what to do if you think you might have the coronavirus.
Using USDA resources
The USDA’s coronavirus page provides information on USDA Service Centers and continued support of farmers and ranchers through Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Risk Management Agency services and programs.
Ag relief loans can help
The Ag Disaster Relief Program from the Bank of North Dakota provides relief for North Dakota farmers and ranchers negatively impacted by extreme weather conditions in 2019. BND has set aside $300 million for this program. Funds will be allocated on a first-come basis.
Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT.
A global threat
Johns Hopkins University has an online interactive global map being updated in real time.