City of Williston Status

Effective Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the City of Williston approved a resolution ending the COVID-19 Emergency Municipal Declaration first introduced on April 2, 2020.

Declaring a local state of emergency enabled the City of Williston to enact an emergency management plan and to be eligible for State and Federal funds.

Citizens are encouraged to take precautions to mitigate any spread of COVID-19. Those interested in getting vaccinated for COVID-19 can register online for an appointment at a local clinic with the Upper Missouri District Health Unit or can contact their local primary care provider.


Learn about the COVID-19 Vaccine and register for a vaccine based on where you live by visiting the North Dakota Department of Health.

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Expanding testing plays a major role in keeping North Dakota open. In addition to social distancing, mask-wearing and washing your hands frequently, testing is a proven, effective way to combat the spread of COVID-19. Find a list of testing locations here.

BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Screening Events
The free Monday community BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screenings offered in partnership with Williams County/Williston Emergency Management and Upper Missouri District Health Unit are being paused at this time due to low participation numbers and other existing testing options.
Citizens are encouraged to utilize the ongoing PCR testing option available locally through UMDHU, as well as testing options at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston.
City of Williston Buildings

Office vestibules and reception areas remain open to the public, but masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors and shall be provided at entry points. Staff meetings are by appointment only.  Masks are strongly encouraged while in the Williston Community Library but are required when receiving computer assistance
Public Meetings

All public meetings will be held in person but a virtual option will be available. Individuals attending in-person are strongly encouraged to wear a mask, utilize hand sanitizer upon entry, and practice social distancing from others.

Regular City Commission meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6pm.

COVID-19 Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website | Facebook
  • North Dakota Department of Health Website | Facebook  For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the NDDoH health hotline at 1.866.207.2880 from 8am-5pm, Monday through Saturday. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider. 
  • Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU) Website | Facebook
  • CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center Website | Facebook
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