During this uncertain time, the Souris River Joint Board wants to assure Mouse River Basin residents that we are as committed as ever to the continued design, construction and completion of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. As the construction season gears up, recommendations from the ND Department of Health and other state/federal regulatory agencies are being followed by contractors working on the three active construction projects (MI-1 4th Avenue Floodwalls, MI-2 Napa Valley, and MI-3 Forest Road) within the City of Minot. These efforts are being undertaken to protect construction crews and community members from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Construction work will continue as long as restrictions are not placed on the construction industry. We have been notified that there may be a delay related to some of the building materials and we will work through those issues as they present themselves by adjusting schedules and planning around those delays. It is also possible that due to the current world-wide impacts of the pandemic, the projects could experience completion delays, but the projects will be completed. Given the economic impacts of COVID-19, we want to remind you that funding has already been secured for the completion of these three projects. Finally, and most importantly, we care about our fellow residents and want to encourage you and your families to remain diligent by following the NDDOH and other agency recommendations to keep you safe.