Storm-related closures and postponements
CITY OF MINOT OFFICES
City of Minot offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to being closed Friday for the Good Friday holiday.
Trinity Health is initiating Code White procedures due to the oncoming blizzard.
The highest level of Code White will be in effect, which means all Trinity Health clinics, physician offices and outpatient health centers in and outside of Minot will be closed on Wednesday – including the CancerCare Center, FirstCare Walk-In Clinic, KeyCare Medical, KeyCare Pharmacy, B&B Northwest Pharmacy and dialysis centers in Minot and Belcourt.
Patients with clinic appointments scheduled for Wednesday are being notified directly to cancel or reschedule. People with emergent health needs may go to the Trinity Emergency/Trauma Center for care. Elective surgeries scheduled Wednesday and Thursday are being rescheduled, except surgeries for patients already in the hospital.
Personnel who are able to report to work should do so safely and contact their immediate supervisors to see where they are most needed. Trinity’s Code White policy is designed to ensure adequate staffing in times of severe weather and to safeguard the security of employees and patients.
The closures will remain in effect until further notice and will be determined as the storm advances. People are encouraged to check Trinity’s Facebook page, @TrinityHealth.ND, or public website, trinityhealth.org, for updates.
BISMARCK – Several North Dakota Department of Human Services offices that provide direct client services in Devils Lake, Jamestown, Minot, Rolla, Valley City and Williston are closing at noon today, April 12 and will be closed tomorrow, April 13, due to dangerous weather and road conditions.
Yesterday, the department announced that its direct client service locations in Bismarck and Dickinson would be closed today, April 12. These locations will also be closed tomorrow, April 13.
IMPORTANT: People experiencing a behavioral health crisis should call 211 for immediate help. The crisis line is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Bismarck region: West Central Human Service Center and the regional vocational rehabilitation office in Bismarck will be closed today, April 12, and tomorrow, April 13.
Devils Lake/Rolla region: Lake Region Human Service Center in Devils Lake, its satellite office in Rolla, and the regional child support and vocational rehabilitation offices in Devils Lake are closing at noon today, April 12, and will be closed tomorrow, April 13.
Dickinson region: Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson and the regional child support and vocational rehabilitation offices in Dickinson are closed today, April 12, and tomorrow, April 13.
Jamestown/Valley City region: South Central Human Service Center, its satellite office in Valley City, and the regional child support and vocational rehabilitation offices in Jamestown are closing at noon today, April 12, and will be closed tomorrow, April 13.
Minot region: North Central Human Service Center and the regional child support and vocational rehabilitation offices in Minot are closing at noon today, April 12, and will be closed tomorrow, April 13.
Williston region: Northwest Human Service Center and the regional child support and vocational rehabilitation offices in Williston are closing at noon today, April 12, and will be closed tomorrow, April 13.
Office closure decisions are made for the safety of clients and team members and align with closures of other community clinics and government organizations.
The department will determine this evening if its human service centers and offices in eastern North Dakota will open tomorrow. Weather-related office closure information can be found on the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages and website.
Child support customers can conduct normal business 24-hours a day on that division’s secure website at www.childsupportnd.com.
NON-DRIVER PHOTO ID EVENT IN BELCOURT POSTPONED
BISMARCK. – Due to winter weather conditions, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have postponed the non-driver (ID) card event scheduled for Thursday, April 14 in Belcourt. The event has been rescheduled and will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fiddler’s Hall in Belcourt.
During the event, photo ID cards will be issued for North Dakota residents who do not have a driver’s license or a tribal identification card. The Non-Driver Photo ID Card provided at these locations will be free to the public if they are 18 and older.
SANFORD HEALTH CLINIC CLOSURES
Due to severe weather conditions, all Sanford Health clinics, including walk-in clinics, in Bismarck, Mandan and Dickinson will close at 2 p.m. CST today. All Sanford Health clinics in Minot, including the walk-in clinic, will close at 5 p.m. CST today.
All Sanford Health clinics, including walk-in clinics, in Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Minot and Watford City will be closed all day Wednesday, April 13, and will reopen on Thursday, April 14, as scheduled. This is subject to change based on weather conditions.
If you are in need of immediate medical assistance, please visit the emergency department or call 911.
Stay up to date on clinic closures by visiting our Sanford Alerts page at https://www.sanfordhealth.org/weather-updates.
DAKOTA SQUARE MALL
Dakota Square Mall set a 5 p.m. closure today, April 12, and will remain closed all day Wednesday, April 13. The will continue to monitor the weather to determine an opening status on Thursday. Hours may vary for anchors and outparcels. Please call ahead before visiting. Follow the mall on Facebook to get more updates.
MINOT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Most flights were cancelled at Minot International Airport today, April 12, and people with scheduled flights Wednesday should monitor their airlines’ status. Airport administrative office will be closed the rest of this week, although the terminal will be open for any flights and the airfield will be kept open as long as crews can keep ahead of the weather.