Coronavirus Resources

Updated March 27, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

Latest Updates

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.

Attention Local Businesses – On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced automatic deferments on existing SBA disaster Loans through the end of 2020. Click here to learn more. For more resources available to businesses, visit Greater Fargo-Moorhead EDC and


All restaurants are closed to dine-in service, however several are offering delivery and curbside pickup. We will work with local partners to keep information as up-to-date as possible.

How can you help?
With so many people employed in the service industry whose livelihood depends on regular hours and tips, consider ordering takeout/delivery, or purchasing gift cards for future use.

To view current offerings for takeout and delivery options for Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo locally owned restaurants, click below!


The CDC has recommended cancelling or postponing all gathering of groups 50 or larger. Below is a list of closures, postponements, and cancellations.

The following Attractions Have Been Closed

* West Acres
* Hjemkomst Center
* Fargo Air Museum
* Plains Art Museum
* The Fargo Visitors Center
* The Fargo Theatre
* The Rourke Art Museum
* The Red River Valley Zoo
* Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo Movie Theaters
* Fargo Pinball

Event Cancellations

* MYHA and Hope Inc. Sled Hockey Tournament
* ND State USA Gymnastics Meet
* Volt Volleyball Tournament
* North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
* Fargo Film Festival
* PRCA Championship Rodeo
* Celtic Festival
* Woodlands & High Plains Powwow
* 2020 Surface Water Treatment Workshop
* St Patricks Day Parade
* ABLE Games
* 2020 Hands Across the Border
* High Plains Powwow
* American Traffic Safety Services Association Northland Chapter How-To
* dCON Gamefest
* 2020 NL Pulse Leadership Conference
* ND Family Based Services Association Conference
* Blue Goose International Conference
* USHSL (Fargo Force) has suspended their season
* Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls season opener
* ND Petroleum Council 2020 Annual Meeting
* Land O’Lakes Divisions Convention & Prelim Contest
* Mountain Plains Regional Housing Summit 2020
* 2020 ND Society of Professional Engineers Annual Conference
* 2020 PIA of ND Annual Convention

Event Postponements

* Fargo Marathon – August 29, 2020
* MYHA MN Dak Challenge – TBD
* The Moorhead Ice Show – TBD
* Pianist Phillippe Bianconi – TBD
* New Direction Fest 9 – TBD
* The Red River Theatre Organ Society presents “The Evolution of Movie Music” – TBD
* MercyMe 20/20 with Jeremy Camp – TBD
* National Guard 2020 Roughrider Conference – TBD
* Patterson Dental – Customer First – TBD
* ND Peace Officers Assn Drug Task Force – TBD

Traveler Information 

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 & Minnesota Announcements

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Public Health
Approximate number of patients tested: 1955
Positive: 45

The Cities of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead, Cass County and Health Care Partners Hosting Live COVID-19 Briefing
March 17, 2020

Burgum orders K-12 schools to close for one week in effort to slow spread of COVID-19
March 15, 2020

State lab reports no new positive results for COVID-19 as response efforts expand under Unified Command
March 14, 2020

Governor Burgum declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus; K-12 guidance issued
March 13, 2020

Burgum, Department of Health release recommendations for events and public gatherings
March 12, 2020


Minnesota Department of Public Health
Approximate number of patients tested: 6365
Positive: 287

MDH issues updated guidance on COVID-19 testing criteria
March 17, 2020

Health officials announce new community-level strategies to slow COVID-19 in Minnesota
March 13, 2020