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

COVID-19 City Updates

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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 Statement on COVID-19 Cases in GF County

Post Date:03/30/2020

Grand Forks, ND - Statement from Grand Forks Mayor Micheal R. Brown regarding GF County having its first positive tests for COVID-19.

“Based on the magnitude of tests that have been run in Grand Forks County over the past few weeks we are not surprised today to have a positive Covid-19 case in Grand Forks County. 


If you had any doubts about the presence here, they should be gone. We will continue to act with facts not fear as Governor Burgum has repeatedly said, and we will underscore the key message: Practice physical distancing, stay home, slow the spread.

Now, more than ever, we need to stress the importance of a community health focus. We ask that everyone follow the CDC guidelines on physical distancing. In addition to staying home, practice enhanced personal hygiene and monitor your own health for symptoms as much as possible to minimize the transmission of this virus and to protect our families and our community. 

I am so proud of the work of our public health professionals who have been planning and preparing to stand ready to mitigate the health impact on our community.                                                                                                                                     

From the City perspective, we continue to commit to delivering core services including public safety and public works. We will continue to communicate and coordinate with these professionals and to make sure we are providing clear, accurate and timely information to you during these challenging times.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19: cough, fever or finding it difficult to breathe, call ahead to the Altru COVID-19 Hotline at (701)780-6358.

We are in this together and will get through this together.

Stay Home. Slow the Spread.”

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