This public health crisis has us all facing unprecedented challenges, and we want you to know the City of Whitefish is committed to the health and well-being of our residents and visitors. We are empathetic to the sacrifices, the anxiety, the struggle of changing habits, and the economic impacts we are all enduring.

Flathead County now has several cases. We are continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), and taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local officials. We will continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise for planning and to inform our choices.

It is essential we think beyond ourselves and especially consider the most vulnerable in our community. We ask you to stay vigilant with these best practices:
● Practice “social distancing” by staying 6-feet from others and canceling gatherings of 10 people or more (no gatherings for immunocompromised people and/or 60+ years).
● Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
● Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue (or your elbow).
● Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
● If you become sick, call ahead to your health care provider, health department, urgent care, or emergency room before arrival.
● If you require emergency services, please tell the dispatcher in advance if you have flu-like symptoms so EMS can be prepared with appropriate safety equipment.
We will provide updates as needed on our website and through our email notification system. If you would like to sign up for email notifications, you can do so at or by visiting our website and clicking the link in the lower right-hand corner.
While these times are trying, we will get through them together. We ask you to show extra kindness and compassion and take good care. Thanks for staying vigilant.


Stay up to date with the COVID-19 with the Flathead City-County Health Department

2020.03.29 Mayor Community Update

2020.03.27 Whitefish Tourism Update

Helpful YouTube Video Regarding Grocery Shopping

2020.03.26 Governor Bullock Stay at Home Directive

2020.03.26 Press Release-Additional Closures
2020.03.26 Press Release-Additional Cases
2020.03.26 Shelter in Place Message

2020.03.25 Message from Whitefish Community Foundation

2020.03.24 Small Business Association News Release
2020.03.24 Small Business Association Fact Sheet

2020.03.24 Mayor Muhlfeld Message

2020-03-23 City Manager Smith COVID-19 Update 

2020-03-22.PSA-Prevent Sewer Backup

2020.03.19 Mayor Muhlfeld Declaring a State of Local Emergency and Disaster 

2020-03-19 Order Declaring a State of Local Emergency and Disaster

Mayor Muhlfeld Community Update 2020-03-18

2020-03-18 Letter from City Manager-update

2020-03-17 Letter from the Mayor Muhlfeld

2020-03-17 Letter to Whitefish Residents

2020-03-17 Letter to Whitefish Businesses

2020-03-16 Ordinance No. 20-04; Enacting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19