Last updated January 6, 2021 @ 4:30 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 mandates the use of masks for all indoor settings as well as outdoors if 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. Bars and restaurants are closed to dine-in service until January 11, take-out, and delivery available. Service industry workers are required to wear masks and patrons are required to do the same. Many establishments still offer curbside or outdoor pickup or delivery of retail goods.
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. North Dakota is risk level is assessed at a county level. Fargo, which is in Cass County is currently considered high risk. Restaurants and bars are limited to 50% capacity with a maximum of 150 patrons at a time, they are closed to the public from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. each day.
In Moorhead, MN, restaurants will re-open for dine-in service on January 11. Restaurants and bars will be limited to 50% occupancy with a maximum of 150 people. Reservations are required and there will be a maximum of 6 people per table. They must also close at 10 p.m. each day.
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.
Minnesota is currently in phase III of its recovery plan. Gatherings outside of the household are prohibited. For more information on meetings and events in Minnesota, click here.
In North Dakota, gatherings in facilities can be up to 50% 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.
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: 1,381,931
Total Positive Cases: 93,832
Current Active Cases: 1,987
For information on the ND Smart Restart plan, daily press conferences, and press releases, visit NDresponse.gov
Minnesota Department of Public Health
Approximate number of people tested: 5,762,307
Total Positive Cases: 427,587
For current information on Minnesota’s COVID-19 response and preparation plans, visit mn.gov/governor/covid-19