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Watford City/McKenzie County COVID-19 Response Team

Watford City and McKenzie County have created a response team to keep you informed. Goals of the COVID-19 response is to protect the public health and safety, coordinate services and resources, facilitate assistance to quarantined and/or shut-in residents, and be the central conduit of information for our residents.
Follow the Community Response Team on Facebook for continuous updates or call the hotline at 

McKenzie County moved to COVID-19 High Risk Level
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Special Announcements

ND Department of Commerce announces second round of hospitality ERG
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North Dakota Launches Care19 App to help combat COVID-19
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McKenzie County Declares Public Health Emergency
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Watford City Declares Public Health Emergency
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Governor Announces Workforce Coordination Center
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ONEOK Hospitality COVID-19 Relief Fund
ONEOK has partnered with the North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) to create the ONEOK Hospitality Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund. ONEOK has contributed $200,000 to start this fund managed by the NDCF to help hospitality workers with their immediate needs.   
Employees who work in the hospitality field as their primary job may apply at https://www.ndcf.net/learn/oneok.html for consideration. Funds will be dispersed as $500 grants directly to qualified workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Williston, Watford City, Killdeer, Keene, Belfield, Alexander, Dickinson, North Dakota; and Sidney, Montana. Applications will be reviewed weekly, starting April 10, until the fund is exhausted.


McKenzie County Healthcare Systems Nursing Home and Horizon
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. 

Business Support and Information

McKenzie County Economic Development has created a comprehensive list of support materials and links to assist businesses during the COVID-19 epidemic.
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McKenzie County Emergency Management 
We need to be prepared, not scared! 

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. 
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 

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