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City of Fargo Facilities Yellow Operations In Effect


By order of Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, and in full cooperation with Fargo Cass Public Health, The City of Fargo will activate Yellow Operations for City Facilities at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, January 11. Yellow Operations acknowledge the Moderate Risk Level designation for COVID-19 in Cass County. The City has been functioning under Orange Operations to correspond with Cass County’s previous High Risk level since October 19.
Yellow Operations adjust facility plans to maintain adherence to NDSmart Restart guidance provided by the State of North Dakota and the North Dakota Department of Health for the moderate risk level. This plan will remain in effect until further notice. Modifications to current operations as a result of the transition from Orange Operations to Yellow Operations include:

  • All Fargo Public Library branches will resume operations Monday through Saturday beginning Monday, January 25.

    • Planned operating hours for all locations are:
      • Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Fridays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Sundays - closed
  • All City Hall departmental reception doors now be unlocked during regular business hours.

    • Access to City Hall through exterior doors will be continue to be controlled via a video and electronic entry system.
  • The resident comment period at City Commission meetings has resumed. Virtual participation in the comment period is encouraged. Residents may sign up to comment in advance of City Commission meetings at

Ongoing modifications to regular operations which will be maintained during the transition from Orange Operations to Yellow Operations include, but are not limited to:

  • Members of the public will be required to wear masks within all City facilities at all times.
  • City staff members continue to utilize masks, as required in employment policies.
  • Six-foot physical distancing will be maintained whenever possible.
  • Capacity for the City Commission Chambers will remain 46 members of the public to ensure six-foot physical distancing for visitors and City staff; this is less than one-fourth of the Chambers’ capacity. Overflow seating will be available in the atrium and corridors.
  • Public meetings will be conducted as legally required with a strong preference of utilizing virtual formats whenever possible.
  • Essential City services are operating and members of the public are encouraged to reach out to the City by telephone, email or FargoOne at