Coronavirus Resources


Most businesses are open, however, Visit Fargo-Moorhead continues to monitor the Coronavirus Pandemic and the impact it has on those planning to visit the Fargo metro area.

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 those who are not fully vaccinated should consider postponing non-essential travel. For more information about traveling within the U.S., visit the travel page on the CDC’s website.


North Dakota

* 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.

For more information on protocols and industry-specific standards for the state of North Dakota, click here.


* Know before you go. Although Minnesota does not mandate the use of masks, many private businesses require mask use when social distancing cannot be achieved.

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, visit the Minnesota State Department of Health’s website.


Most bars and restaurants in Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo are open with no restrictions. Check with individual restaurants and bars for mask requirements and current hours.

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


When planning or attending an event during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the CDC recommends these behaviors to reduce spread:

Stay home when appropriate: If you are feeling ill, have a temperature, or have knowingly come in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19, please stay home.

Physical/social distancing: Stay at least 6-feet away from people outside of your household and avoid physical contact (handshakes, hugs, etc.).

Masks: Although masks are not required in either Minnesota or North Dakota, many events are encouraging to at least have them on hand so you can be protected in a variety of situations.


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 .

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

Domestic Travel to North Dakota

For vaccinated travelers:

During travel: Wear a mask over your nose and mouth while traveling on public transportation such as planes, trains, and buses and follow local state regulations.

After travel: Self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

For non-vaccinated travelers:

Consider postponing your travels until you are able to be fully vaccinated. If you must travel, follow the CDC’s guidance to safe travel practices.

International Travel to North Dakota

Learn more about travel to North Dakota from Canada during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic on the Canadian traveler page.