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City Hall Office Closure, City Council Meeting, and Community COVID-19 Related Information

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or call the hotline at 1-833-877-0143

Gov. Bergum Issues Travel Quarantine Orders for People Returning to State
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CITY HALL OFFICE CLOSURE
In support of the health of our communities and employees, we are closing our office for walk-in traffic. Our employees will continue to serve the community and phone lines will be open during normal business hours of 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Please contact 701-444-8405 for assistance.

April 6th, 2020 - City Council Meeting
Due to the Covid-19 Virus, in-person attendance is discouraged for the April 6, 2020 Tax Equalization Meeting at 05:15 p.m. however, the meeting will be held via conference call. If you would like to listen to the meeting, you may dial 701-862-2255 and enter Conference ID 41858. If you would like to ask questions prior to the meeting or during the meeting, you may email your questions to ritolson@nd.gov.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus, in-person attendance is discouraged for the April 6, 2020 City Council Meeting at 06:00 p.m. however, the meeting will be held via conference call. If you would like to listen to the meeting, you may dial 701-862-2255 and enter Conference ID 41858. If you would like to ask questions prior to the meeting or during the meeting, you may email your questions to ppeterson@nd.gov.

CITY OF WATFORD CITY UTILITY PAYMENTS
If you need to make a payment, please utilize our outside dropbox, US Mail, or make an online payment on the City website at www.cityofwatfordcity.com. Your online payment transaction fee will be reimbursed. Phone payments will be taken 09:00 am - 12:00 pm daily at 701-444-2533. If you are unable to make a payment by utilizing one of these services, your water will not be shut off or a penalty applied to your account.

CITY DECLARES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

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COUNTY DECLARES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
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SCHOOL, VENUE AND BUSINESS CLOSURES   
March 19: BISMARCK, N.D. -   In a series of executive orders announced Thursday, Gov. Doug Burgum extended school closures “until further notice” and ordered entertainment venues like movie theatres and on-site restaurants and bars to cease their in-dining options. However, food establishments are still allowed to offer take-out and delivery options. 

Read the full story here

FROM MCKENZIE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
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 

COVID 19  LINKS 
NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

A survey if you have traveled in the past 14 days, resources after you have been tested for COVID-19: 
https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-public  

Events and Public Gatherings recommendations and rationale for social distancing:  
https://www.health.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/Files/MSS/coronavirus/NDDoH_Event_Recommendations.pdf  

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


THE UNWRITTEN LAWS OF BUSINESS CLASS

Due to the social distancing recommendations from the government we will be postponing this class until further notice. Please watch facebook.com/watfordcity or visit cityofwatfordcity.com for updates. 
Thank you and stay healthy!
Professional soft and management skills for managers
What a beginning MANAGER needs to learn at once
(About self and others)
Professional and Personal behavior in the workplace
(Emotional Intelligence)
Delivered in four 1.5 hour session, the day concludes with an exciting game show format of Q&A and discussion and with Watford City bucks prizes!

$40 registration fee (lunch included in fee)


Facilitator, certified trainer, and P.E. Randy Wall, President of ELI, will guide participants through the unwritten laws of business, soft and management skills development, connect them with the responsibilities of managers, and provide insight on FLOW, and the secret to optimal human experience.
Limited to 40 people / day. Register without delay to reserve your place. (P.E.s who attend will receive 6.0 PDH’s)

Sponsored by: Watford City EDC, McKenzie County JDA, Roughrider Center, Watford City Chamber


NIXLE:
The City of Watford City asks residents to sign-up for NIXLE to receive local alerts!

Our City has partnered with NIXLE to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. This alert system is FREE for Watford City Residents! All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts.

Alerts include:                                                      NIXLE will send alerts by:
Police Department Alerts                                       Cellphone Text
Water & Sewer Alerts                                             Email
Road Alerts                                                             Web
Community Advisories                                            NIXLE Mobile App
Weather Alerts 

As a resident, there are a few simple ways to register:

1. Text Watford City's zipcode, 58854 to 888777 from your mobile phone.
2. Use the widget located on the lower left-hand side of the homepage: HERE!
2. Sign up through this website! Click Here!


TREES & BRANCHES
Please note that it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove any downed trees and branches located in the boulevard and/or on private property.


VIEW OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS AT: 

Rural Ambulance District Measure #1
Total Votes: 1545
Yes: 1289
No: 251
Abstain: 5

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In Watford I got to go to my first National Park. I made some friends and we went to the badlands and saw things we never heard of before like jackrabbits and mule deer. In my opinion Watford is the best city ever!

~ Justice C Staton-Grade 5





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