City of Fargo Moving Into Phase II Of Reopening

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is entering phase two of reopening and it includes the opening of city facilities including libraries.

In-person meetings will resume.

Late payment fees will no longer be deferred.

And some good news: MATBUS will operate fare-free for the rest of the year.

Read more from the city below:

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
  • 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.
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