For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the NDDoH health hotline at 1-866-207-2880 from 7 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.
Williams County Updates
Williams County declares local state of emergency - 3/31/2020
Williams County Commission Chairman Steve Kemp signed a public
health emergency declaration for Williams County in response to the
ongoing local, national, and global COVID-19 situation.The declaration
is in effect for 7 days and will be revisited during the April 7, 2020,
regular Commission Meeting.
By declaring a local state of emergency, additional financial resources can be expended from the
County’s emergency reserve fund as needed and the County will have increased flexibility for obtaining
and securing resources for the COVID-19 response.
Williams County Buildings - 4/16/2020 update
Williams County buildings will remain closed to the public until April 30, 2020, in an effort to prevent the spread of, and exposure to, COVID-19. A status update will be provided by 12 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
To ensure the continuity of county government services, employees will remain working and will be able to assist citizens by phone or email. Appointments with a specific department may be made on a case-by-case basis. Phone numbers and email addresses can be found at williamsnd.com and are posted on building doors.
- Williams County Courthouse
Limited court proceedings will continue
in the Williams County Courthouse. The public will be able to enter the
building and speak with Security for more information. Individuals are
advised to call ahead to the Clerk of Court (701-774-4374) for District
Court, Juvenile Court (701-774-4371) or to Municipal Court
(701-577-9900) to verify court schedules.
- Williams County Law Enforcement Center
- Williams County Administration Building
- Williston DMV
- Update 3/23/2020: The Williston DMV
is only able to respond to citizens via phone or email. Governor Burgum
has waived motor vehicle registrations from March 1, 2020 until the
declared disaster has ended.
- Broadway Commons
- North Star Human Service Zone (Williams County Social Services)
- Williams County Highway Complex
Although Williams County buildings will be closed to the
public, Boards and Commissions will strive to continue holding public
meetings, but virtual participation is highly encouraged. Updates to
meetings can be found at https://www.williamsnd.com/Meetings
Williams County Parks
Campgrounds at Williams County Parks (Blacktail Dam, Epping/Springbrook Dam, Kota Ray Dam, Little Egypt, McGregor Dam) will be closed from 4/23 - 4/30/2020. Parks will remain open for day use.
Effective March 26, 2020, NDSU Extension is postponing,
cancelling or offering in an alternative format for all face-to-face
contacts through May 15, 2020.
Williams County Sheriff's Office
Friday, March 13th at 5:30 pm, the Williams County Correctional
Center has suspended all volunteer activity and programming until further
onsite visitation has been closed.
Any call to the Sheriff’s Office
that is determined to be a non-emergency will be handled via phone or email. In
the event that face-to-face contact between a Deputy and the public is
required, they may ask the individual(s) additional questions about their
travel history and/or any respiratory symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of
breath, or sore throat) they may be experiencing. More information and updates
from the Sheriff’s Office can be found in this press release:
Effective at 5 pm on 3/18/2020, the Law Enforcement Center and Courthouse are closed to the public.
will remain on patrol and Sheriff’s Office staff will continue to work.
Assistance to the public will continue to be provided by phone
(701-577-7700) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). On a
case-by-case basis, departments will work with citizens if access to a
building is necessary. Onsite visitation remains closed, but video
visitation is possible via HomeWAV (https://www.homewav.com/
Information about COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
North Dakota Department of Health
Governor Burgum conducts at press conference everyday at approximately 4 pm to provide updates.
Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU)
COVID-19 Quick Links
Have you traveled in the past 14 days?
Guidance for Townships
Please visit the ND Township Officers Association "Hot Topics"
website for more information.
More Information and Updates
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