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The City of Grand Forks is actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. For up to date info from the City regarding COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 CITY UPDATES page. For those looking for assistance in this difficult time visit our COVID-19 RESOURCES page. City offices are closed to the public but open for business. Find out more at our VIRTUAL CITY HALL

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Grand Forks County

Confirmed Cases


Call Center Information related to COVID-19:

Altru Health System 
24/7 COVID-19 Screening Hotline
701-780-6358

NDDoH COVID-19 Hotline
7 days/week, 7am-8pm
866-207-2880

GFPH
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
701-787-8100
gfhealth@grandforksgov.com

GFPH Media Contact
Debbie Swanson
701-787-8101

 


 

North Dakota Travel Quarantine Orders

Grand Forks Public Health Summary

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. To stay up-to date on information, please refer to CDC who provides information as it becomes available. 

Grand Forks Public Health in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health and other community health partners are conducting surveillance activities surrounding potential COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

A new coronavirus (COVID-19) was recently detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The COVID-19 outbreak began in December 2019, and Chinese health officials have reported thousands of COVID-19 infections in China.

How do people become infected?

COVID-19 is a new disease, and the CDC is still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through:

  • Close contact with one another (within 6 feet).
  • Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

How to avoid infection with COVID-19?

Individuals should practice healthy hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 such as:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in public areas, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice physical distancing; stay at least 6 feet from other other people, do not gather in groups, stay out of crowded spaces.
  • Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth when around others and when going out in public.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Call your healthcare provider prior to presenting at the health system if you suspect you have been infected with COVID-19.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Mayor Brown Signs Order to Temporarily Modify Class 4 Alcohol License

Post Date:03/24/2020

Grand Forks, ND - Mayor Michael R. Brown has signed an Emergency Order that temporarily modifies Class 4 Food and Beverage Establishment On Sale Alcoholic Beverage License.  (EMERGENCY ORDER 2020-6 Attached.)

 

“Addressing Covid-19 remains our top priority but during these trying economic times, we will continue to support our economy, in particular, our small businesses.”, said Mayor Michael R. Brown. “We are listening and continue to listen. And, when needed, will act.”

 

Class 4 Food and Beverage license holders shall be allowed to sell sealed bottles or cans of wine or beer to those customers purchasing prepared food or meals at the licensed establishment on takeout or curbside delivery basis only effective Tuesday, March 24. 

 

The sale of sealed bottles or cans of wine or beer under this Order is limited to those customers purchasing prepared food or meals from the licensed establishment at a takeout or curbside delivery location at the licensed establishment only. 

 

Proof of age and open container laws are not affected by the temporary policy change and businesses will remain held to a high standard of conduct pertaining to responsible service. 
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