Last updated May 7, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m.
The Coronavirus pandemic is a quickly evolving situation and the best resource for the most up-to-date information is the CDC website. The CDC is recommending older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should consider postponing non-essential travel. For more information about traveling within the U.S., click here.
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We’ve compiled information and resources specific to tourism and hospitality for our industry partners. Follow this link for more information.
Minnesota and North Dakota Travel Orders:
Follow these links for information on travel to North Dakota and to Minnesota.
* Know before you go. While North Dakota does not mandate the use of masks, many private businesses require mask use when social distancing cannot be achieved.
North Dakota’s risk assessment is broken out by county (see map above). For more information on active cases and risk level for each North Dakota county, click here. For more information on protocols and industry-specific standards for the state of North Dakota, click here.
* Know before you go. Minnesota has issued a statewide mask mandate for all indoor settings (restaurants, retail, etc).
Retail, malls, and other businesses that sell, rent, maintain and repair goods are open for business. Service industry workers are required to wear masks and patrons are required to do the same. Many establishments are now offering curbside, and outdoor pickup or delivery of retail goods.
Indoor social gatherings are limited to 15 people, as of May 7, 2021, outdoor gatherings do not have a max capacity. Social distancing between households must be maintained.
Fully vaccinated people may be able to gather without masks and social distancing in specific settings. For more information, visit About COVID-19 Vaccine.
For more information and or guidance for businesses reopening in Minnesota, click here.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Most bars and restaurants in Fargo and West Fargo are open for limited capacity. Restaurants and bars are limited to 80% capacity in North Dakota with a maximum of 300 patrons at a time.
In Moorhead, MN, restaurants are open for dine-in service. Restaurants and bars will be limited to 75% occupancy with a maximum of 250 people. Reservations are required and there will be a maximum of 6 people per table.
To view current offerings for takeout and delivery options for Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo locally-owned restaurants, click below!
HEALTHCARE & ESSENTIAL WORKERS HOTEL RATES
Several hotels in Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo are offering discounted rates to individuals working within healthcare and other essential businesses. Please check with specific hotels for their discounted rates.
Gatherings in facilities can be up to 75% of the capacity of that room, and should not exceed capacity limits, provided that health criteria are met. For more information on meetings and events in North Dakota, click here.
For seated indoor venues: the venue may operate with an additional 15% of the occupant capacity above 500, with a maximum capacity not to exceed 3,000 for the entire venue (seated venues must have assigned seating, and patrons must remain seated).
For non-seated indoor venues: the venue may operate with an additional 10% of the capacity above 500, with a maximum capacity not to exceed 1,500 for the entire venue.
Use the Venue Occupancy Calculator to calculate the reduced capacity of your facility/venue after April 1.
For more information on meetings and events in Minnesota, click here.
Travelers to Fargo-Moorhead and all destinations should continue to observe the health recommendations of national and local public health officials, if they plan to travel, when they travel, and when they are visiting any destination. If you decide to travel, be sure to practice all precautions given by the CDC to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19 . Travelers should know that the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau is in close contact with regional public health officials and local partners, as well as with national travel associations; however, this is an evolving situation. The following resource pages are the best methods to gather up-to-date information.
North Dakota Dept. of Public Health
Minnesota Department of Public Health
Cass County County Public Health
Clay County Public Health
North Dakota Department of Public Health Dashboard
Approximate number of patients tested: 1,957,017
Total Positive Cases: 107,341
Current Active Cases: 979
North Dakota Department of Health Vaccine Dashboard
Vaccine Doses Administered: 557,965
1 dose coverage rate: 47.1%
2 dose coverage rate: 42.3%
For information on the ND Smart Restart plan, daily press conferences, and press releases, visit NDresponse.gov
Minnesota Department of Public Health Situation Update
Approximate number of people tested: 9,445,432
Total Positive Cases: 585,677
Minnesota Department of Health Vaccine Data
Vaccine Doses Administered: 4,504,078
1 dose coverage rate: 59.6%
2 dose coverage rate: 46.9%
For current information on Minnesota’s COVID-19 response and preparation plans, visit mn.gov/governor/covid-19