BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health released new Menards guidelines today to help shoppers determine the necessity of future trips to the popular store.
Menards has experienced a surge in sales in recent weeks, despite guidelines asking shoppers to stay home.
The North Dakota Department of Health says they were approached by Governor Burgum to develop a chart to help citizens determine if their Menards trip is truly essential.
“In recent weeks, the Governor has shut down our bars, restaurants, sporting events, and houses of worship. With nowhere else to turn, North Dakotans are flocking to Menards,” says ND Health Home Improvement Safety Coordinator Amanda Hammer. “While Governor Burgum doesn’t want to issue a shelter-in-place, he does want North Dakotans to make smart decisions, which is why we developed a flow chart to help make those decisions easier. We encourage everyone to keep one on their fridge and to keep another in their car to serve as a friendly weigh to determine if your next trip to Menards can wait.”
Governor Burgum says he has no plans to close Menards due to the “essential services” the retailer provides.
“North Dakota won’t be shutting Menards’s doors anytime soon,” says Burgum. “It’s where I buy all my jeans, and my denim blues are essential to our Government. Besides, we’ve already closed our bars and unless we want a civil war in our state, we’ll be keeping the retailer open. If you’re feeling sick, stay home or go to Walmart — they have curbside delivery.”
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