President Trump Declares National Emergency
President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency following the latest developments in the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus.
The President made the announcement during a press conference Friday afternoon. The declaration opens billions of dollars in funds and resources to fight the growing number of coronavirus cases.
The President has already called for payroll taxes to be cut until the end of the year and for another cut for interest rates to ease the economic impact of the disease.
Last week, the President signed into law an $8.3 billion emergency funding program to equip various federal agencies. According to Governor Doug Burgum, roughly $6 million of those funds could be coming to North Dakota, which has confirmed one presumptive case in Ward County.