City of Fargo hosting local government, public health and healthcare systems COVID-19 briefing


The City of Fargo will host a COVID-19 public briefing along with other metro governments at the city and county level, public health experts at the local level as well as metro healthcare systems Sanford Health and Essentia Health. Speakers will include:

  • Director of Fargo Cass Public Health Desi Fleming
  • Clay County Public Health Administrator Kathy McKay
  • Essentia Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vetter
  • VP and Medical Officer of Sanford Fargo Dr. Doug Griffin
  • Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney
  • West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis
  • Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd
  • Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson
  • Clay County Commission Vice-chair Jim Haney

Each organization will provide updates and information pertaining to recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefing begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Fargo City Hall.

In an effort to exercise Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines pertaining to social distancing, members of the public and media will not be admitted into the Commission Chambers facility during the briefing. Interested parties are encouraged to watch the briefing via a livestream hosted on the City of Fargo’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, on the web at or via the Fargo Access Channel 56.