By order of Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, The City of Fargo will implement the second phase of its “Reopening Fargo” plan within City facilities beginning on Monday, July 13. Phase II of the reopening plan includes several measures and modifications to daily operations and residential interactions including, but not limited to, the following:
Evolving from Phase I to Phase II:
- All City Hall departmental reception doors will be open to the public within the facility.
- Capacity for the Fargo City Commission Chambers will be increased from 25% to 50%; this equates to a maximum of 125 people in the Chambers at one time.
- Public meetings will resume in-person presences, with virtual accommodations being made for those who are unable or uncomfortable participating in person.
- MATBUS of Fargo and Moorhead will operate fare-free through December 31, 2020.
- Late payment fees for City utility bills begin being assessed in July 2020 after being deferred during Phase I. Utility shut-offs will also resume when applicable.
- All Fargo Public Library locations will open to the public.
A Continuing Commitment to Safety:
- Paper masks will be available to guests at City facilities as an option.
- Enhanced cleaning schedules to sanitize commonly-touched surfaces multiple times per day are in full utilization.
- City of Fargo staff will undergo symptom self-screening prior to reporting to work and will continue practicing social distancing behaviors and healthy hygiene habits while utilizing personal protective equipment when distancing is not possible.
- If residents prefer, City services and staff members can still be accessed virtually at FargoND.gov/Virtual.
- Official City travel continues to be suspended until further notice.
- The temporary acrylic panels in departmental lobbies will continue to be used during Phase II to protect members of the public and staff.
- Access to the exterior of City Hall will continue to be controlled via a video and electronic entry system.