IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying Clean, Careful, and Connected. Wash and sanitize your hands, practice 6-feet social distancing and wear cloth face coverings in confined spaces, and stay informed at


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 is now experiencing community wide spread of COVID-19. 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

2020.07.06 PSA-Resolution No. 20-18; Strongly encouraging the use of masks or cloth face coverings in public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Posters are can be downloaded to post in business windows.

2020.06.19 Letter to businesses regarding COVID-19 Snapshot Testing Site -Hours of Operation: Thursdays 12:30 pm -6:30 pm and Fridays 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.

2020.06.01 Phase Two Park List

2020.05.29 Explore Whitefish Re-opening

2020.05.23 Message from Mayor Muhlfeld

2020.05.20 Phased 2 Reopening update

2020.05.19 Governor Bullocks Phase 2, Directive, beginning June 1, 2020

As we work on a Phased Reopening of Montana and Whitefish, we ask our Whitefish businesses to join in our outreach to "Prevent the Spread" by printing and posting this signage at the entrance of your business. As we all work together and keep consistent guidance, we will endure the sacrifices of the phases and get back to the new normal sooner, and most importantly we will keep our community safe. (Note, green or white signage included to provide a use of less printer ink option.)
COVID-19 Business_Green.pdf COVID-19 Business_White.pdf


2020.05.14 CARES Act funds to assist Montanans with home energy needs for LIEAP clients and more

2020.05.11 Phase One Park List 

2020.05.07 Governor Bullocks Press Release, Gyms, Movie Theaters and Museums reopen May 15th 

2020.05.06 Montana Business Stabilization Grant Program, application portal opens 8:00 Thursday May 7th

2020.05.05 KPAX report on Phased Reopening of Lodging

2020.05.05 Press Release Phased Reopening Plan for Whitefish Lodging Facilities

2020.05.05 Phased Reopening Plan for Whitefish Lodging

2020.05.04 Emergency Ordinance No. 20-07; Clarify rules for public participation in remote meetings

2020.05.04 Emergency Ordinance No. 20-08; Establishing a phased plan to reopen lodging.

2020.04.28 Phased Reopening Parks and Recreation

2020.04.27 Guidelines and Reminders for recreating safely on the Whitefish Trail System-video


2020.04.23 Order 2020-01 Extending Emergency Ordinance 20-05

2020.04.22 Statement from City of Whitefish

2020.04.22 Governor Bullocks Directive for phased reopening

2020.04.22 Flathead County COVID-19 Business Planning Guide

2020.04.17 Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force and Federal CARES Act

2020.04.17 Message from Assistant Police Chief Bridger Kelch

2020.04.13 Flathead City-County Health Department Press Release
2020.04.13 Message from Kevin Abel, North Valley Hospital CEO

Caronavirus closing all Social Security Offices, -March 17, 2020
2020.04.09 Whitefish Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund

2020.04.07 Governor Steve Bullock - Extension of Directives
2020.04.07 Governor Steve Bullock - Directive to Local Emergency Levy

2020.04.07 Governor Steve Bullock-Directive to First Responders
2020.04.07 Community Update letter from City Manager
2020.04.05 Emergency Ordinance 20-05

2020.04.05. Letter from City Manager addressing Ordinance No. 20-05; Prohibiting Lodging
Frequently Asked Questions for Short-Term Lodging Restrictions (Ord No 20-05)
Flathead City-County Health Department Q&A

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