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
Today, 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 and are posted on building doors. 

Buildings include:
  • 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

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.

NDSU Extension
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

Effective Friday, March 13th at 5:30 pm, the Williams County Correctional Center has suspended all volunteer activity and programming until further notice and  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. Deputies 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 ( 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 (

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?

Click here to complete a survey from the ND Department of Health to learn how you should monitor your health to protect yourself and your community.

Guidance for Townships

Please visit the ND Township Officers Association "Hot Topics" website for more information.

More Information and Updates

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Williams County Administration Building
1st Floor

206 E Broadway
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


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