(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota residents are now at “moderate risk” for contracting COVID-19. That’s the word from state health officials, who lowered the state’s risk level from “high risk.” Yesterday’s drop from orange to yellow on North Dakota’s five-tier, color-coded risk level system reportedly marks the first such drop since November. Following that reduced-risk status, restaurants, bars and other food-service establishments can now operate at 65-percent capacity. Capacity levels for other public venues are also increased, at least through the morning of January 29th. Use of face-masks in these venues is still mandated.