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.
This Mayoral Emergency Order extends the waiver for public transit fees to June 4, 2020
Here is the virtual news conference for the City of Grand Forks regarding COVID-19 response for Friday, April 1, 2020
Here is the Virtual News Conference for the City of Grand Forks for Friday, April 24, 2020
City of Grand Forks’ Mayor, Dr. Michael R. Brown, and Altru’s President Dr. Steven Weiser released a video today with an urgent plea to the residents of Grand Forks to strictly follow recommendations to stay home, physically distance, and practice other simple steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
04/16/2020 8:53 PM
This is the situation report for Grand Forks Public Health regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for Friday, April 3, 2020
This is the video of the Virtual News Conference regarding COVID-19 in the City of Grand Forks for Friday, April 3, 2020
Mayor Brown has signed an Emergency Order regarding alcohol sales.
Mayor Brown has signed an Emergency Order extending the waiver of transit fees in the City of Grand Forks.
This is the Grand Forks Public Health COVID-19 Situation Report for April 1, 2020
Mayor Brown has signed an emergency order authorizing city staff to pursue bids for cleaning services for City facilities
03/31/2020 9:52 AM
This is the Virtual News Conference for the City of Grand Forks regarding COVID-19 for Monday, March 30, 2020
This is the situation report for Grand Forks Public Health for COVID-19 response for Monday, March 30, 2020
Mayor Brown signed an emergency order regarding Public Health officials working with hotels if there is a need to isolate an individual with COVID-19
Statement from Grand Forks Mayor Micheal R. Brown regarding GF County having its first positive tests for COVID-19.