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COVID Vaccination Update
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has been granted special permission   from the North Dakota Department    to begin providing COVID vaccinations to individuals between 18-64 years of age with two or more high risk conditions. If you fall within these parameters and would like to be vaccinated, please call 701-580-8365 to be placed on the list.  

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County Declares Public Health Emergency
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City Declares Public Health Emergency

We need to be prepared, not scared! 

There is so much good information out there, and as department heads and community leaders for all of McKenzie County it is absolutely essential that we continue to endorse accurate information to prevent undue panic from the community.  

If you or someone you know are having respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) please call the Hospital – McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) at 701-842-3000 #9.  Call before presenting to the emergency room. 

MCHS is following state and national guidelines and is restricting visitation at the nursing home and the assisted living facility only to immediate family members of residents who are at end of life. 

At this time we would recommend cancelling or rescheduling any large meetings, asking the public to limit courthouse visits to absolute necessity, and we will put any new information on the McKenzie County Emergency Management Facebook page.     

There is a Toll free Public Health hotline: 866-207-2880 

Karolin Jappe
McKenzie County
Emergency Manager
201 5th Street NW
Watford City, ND 58854
Office: 701.444.7483
Cell: 701.580.6936 


A survey if you have traveled in the past 14 days, resources after you have been tested for COVID-19: 

Events and Public Gatherings recommendations and rationale for social distancing:  

CDC Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html  symptoms and testing 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/protect-home.html  Protect your home 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/protect-family.html  Protect your family 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html  How to prepare 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html  Schools and daycares 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html  Water Transmission

Public Works has moved from the courthouse to their new facility:  1300 12th St SE, Watford City.

24th St SW will be closed until further notice for a structure replacement. There will be no bypass in place. The detour is as follows:

From 4th Ave SW heading south: Turn right on to 2nd Ave SW and travel approximately 1.6 miles east on 2nd Ave SW, turn right on to Main St S, travel 1.6 miles south on Main St S, turn right on to 24th Ave SW, travel 2 miles west on 24th Ave SW, turn right onto 128th Ave NW.

From 128th Ave NW heading north: Travel 2 miles east on 24th Ave SW, turn left on to Main St S, travel 1.6 miles north on Main St S, turn left on to 2nd Ave SW, travel 1.6 miles west on 2nd Ave SW, turn left on to 4th Ave SW.

Please see attached map for closure location.    

Please use the following to stay up to date with any additional restrictions. 

-          You can also go to this site to sign up for email and/or text notifications for not only McKenzie county, but Williams, Billings, Dunn, Mountrail, and other participating counties.
Speed Limits for all PAVED ROADS are 55 mph unless posted otherwise.
  • Route 38 from Route 5 to state line 35mph
  • Route 53 from Route 45 to Reservation Line 45mph
  • Route 50 from HWY 85 West to gravel 45mph
Speed Limits for all GRAVEL ROADS are 35 mph unless posted otherwise.


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