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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It is our responsibility to prioritize the health of Grand Forks’ residents and employees. We are working with partner agencies including the State Department of Health , Grand Forks Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control

In our efforts to flatten the curve or slow the spread of COVID-19, we are taking precautionary and protective steps. Our objective is to minimize the health impact to our community and its residents and we want everyone to be aware of and understand our actions. 

Below are the Mayor’s emergency and administrative actions and updates regarding City operations.

  • City facilities with the exception of Municipal Court are closed to the public. City services can still be accessed through our Virtual City Hall. These closures include the Alerus Center, Grand Forks Public Library and the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

  • The Mayor has issued a Declaration of Health Emergency to activate necessary powers and resources to respond to this event. 

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 contact your healthcare provider or call Altru 24/7 COVID-19 Screening Hotline at (701) 780-6358.

The City of Grand Forks will be giving updates on the COVID-19 response in our community.  The most recent updates will be at the top of the list.  For information about COVID-19 in our area and our local Public Health response, CLICK HERE.


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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