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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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Community COVID-19 Task Force
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COVID-19 Business Resource 

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.
Please Take Our Online Road Safety Survey!

McKenzie County is developing a plan to improve roadway safety throughout the entire County.  The survey is an important tool that the study team is using to gather input from County residents, those who work in the County, and those who travel through the County.  The survey is map-based and will allow you to find specific locations with a safety concern, identify it with a marker, and then provide a description about the concern.    Note that your input will be kept completely confidential.  We will not be asking for your name, address, or place of employment.  Your input is invaluable! 

Here is the link to the survey:  https://srfconsulting.maps.arcgis.com/apps/GeoForm/index.html?appid=f9df65d8d56647eebcb9fabd7cac0655



            Construction is currently underway on CR 55 & CR 2 from the intersection of Hwy 23/CR 10 to a mile north of where CR 55 turns into CR 2. 

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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