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  • Monday, April 20, 2020 9:29 AM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    Read the article in the Williston Herald.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:49 AM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:37 AM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    PSAP Accreditation and Records Administrator

    Summary:  The Upper Missouri River Regional Dispatch Center is seeking a full-time PSAP Accreditation and Records Administrator to administer the Agency’s accreditation function, policy development, compliance, as well as the Agency’s records. The UMRRDC is to become accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP). Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of highly responsible activities of a general and specialized nature in support of the UMRRDC; performs a range of office and administrative support functions; and prepares and edits a wide range of documents and reports ranging from general correspondence to technical reports.

    Starting Salary: $50,800 - $56,000

    Benefits:  Include fully paid health insurance premium for single or family policy, retirement, life insurance, flex benefit plan, vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays.

    To Apply:  Visit the City of Williston Human Resources site.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:22 AM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    Upper Missouri District Health Unit Stresses Calm and Caution Following Report of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Williams County

    BISMARCK, ND – UMDHU is encouraging calm and caution following the announcement of a positive COVID-19 cases in Williams County.  The North Dakota Department of Health released information that included two positive COVID-19 cases on March 31.

    “It was not unexpected for us to have cases in Williams County,” said UMDHU Executive Officer Javayne Oyloe. “We continue to encourage people to practice social distancing to protect those around you. We are hopeful our communities and our state will prove to be only a small sample of the overall COVID-19 situation.”

    Now more than ever, it is critical to take preventative action for your health, and the health of the community:

    • Wash your hands frequently with soap. In the absence of soap, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
    • Avoid touching your T-Zone (eyes, nose and mouth).
    • Practice social distancing. Avoid social gatherings and groups of more than 10 people. Use drive-through, pickup or delivery options.
    • Work from home when possible.
    • Stay home when you are sick. Call your healthcare provider if you develop fever, cough or shortness of breath.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. In the absence of a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Stay away from individuals who are sick. Limit close contact (six feet or more) with others as much as possible.

    “We do want to stress to everyone that the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing,” said Oyloe. “This means people should also take the time to go to the CDC, UMDHU and North Dakota Department of Health websites and get familiar with their information. They have provided guidance for a variety of specific groups, as well as for general population methods of response.”

    For ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health has established a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer questions. You can call (866) 207-2880 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.

    For more information, visit www.umdhu.org

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:15 AM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    Williston, N.D., (March 31, 2020) – Today, Williams County Commission Chairman Steve Kemp signed a public health emergency declaration for Williams County in response to the ongoing local, national, and global COVID-19 situation. The declaration is in effect for 7 days and will be revisited during the April 7, 2020, regular Commission Meeting.

    By declaring a local state of emergency, additional financial resources can be expended from the County’s emergency reserve fund as needed and the County will have increased flexibility for obtaining and securing resources for the COVID-19 response.

    The declaration comes after weeks of mitigation by the County to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 by limiting access to its buildings and conducting government services over the phone, by email, and online and increasing cleaning efforts. “Williams County is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of its citizens” says Chairman Kemp.

    Coinciding with the declaration, Williams County/Williston Emergency Management, in collaboration with the Upper Missouri District Health Unit, will be activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and a Joint Information Center (JIC). The EOC will assist local first responders and agencies with developing and implementing emergency response plans and coordinating resources and equipment. The JIC will bring together government, health, and public safety stakeholders to share information related to COVID-19 and delivering messaging to the public. Both the EOC and the JIC will be operated remotely to abide by COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

    Link to press release: https://bit.ly/33XpZP8

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:55 PM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    In an effort to protect employees and the public from possible exposure to COVID-19, all Williams County buildings will be closed to the public beginning at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice. A status update will be provided at 12 pm on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

    To ensure the continuity of county government services, employees will remain working and will be able to assist citizens by phone or email. Phone numbers and email addresses can be found at williamsnd.com and will be posted on building doors. On a case-by-case basis, departments will work with citizens if access to a building is necessary.

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 3:41 PM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:16 PM | Derrick Ruble (Administrator)

    The UMRRDC now has a Facebook page.  Come check us out!

    https://facebook.com/umrrdc/

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