A Message From The City Manager 


Please be mindful that we are currently facing a severe water shortage. In August 2021, the City of Fort Bragg issued a Stage 3 Water Emergency accompanied by water conservation measures to reduce water usage by 20-30%. The City’s water sources are lower than we have seen in more than 40 years. Our citizens, businesses and visitors have already been asked to reduce water usage.
 Please assist us with conserving water by:

  • Limiting or taking shorter showers
  • Asking that towels and sheets in hotels not be changed every day
  • Limiting the dishes and linens that need to be washed in restaurants
  • Shutting off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hands
  • Making certain that all faucets, hoses, and water fountains are shut tight

Thank you in advance for embracing the mindset of a responsible and sustainable visitor.


As you know, the Pandemic has interrupted how, when and where we travel. As our counties and states continue to revise restrictions, we are happy to welcome visitors. However, before you travel, we ask that you check with the State’s COVID-19 website to ensure that your destination can accommodate your visit. Additionally, please check the Mendocino County COVID-19 website

In Preparation: 

Be Flexible – The regulations on leisure travel continue to change as the number of COVID-19 cases rise and fall. Be aware that your travel plans may need to be altered at the last minute.

Call Ahead – Many hotels, eateries and activities still have special restrictions. Please do not arrive without reservations and confirmed accommodations. 

Bring Masks – Face coverings may be required in certain spaces. Make sure everyone in your group has at least one mask when they arrive. 

Also Bring – Hand sanitizer, gloves, a thermometer and cleaning supplies could come in handy. But also bring a little extra patience as we do our best to adjust. 

Be Well – Please do not travel if you are sick. Fort Bragg has a limited healthcare system and businesses are relaxing cancellation policies in case of illness. 

Get Vaccinated – Getting the vaccine before traveling is the best way to protect yourself and others. 

While Here: 

Mask Up When Asked – Acceptable masks include cloth with at least two layers of woven cloth, a hospital-grade mask or N95 mask.

Social Distancing – Please be consolidate of those who prefer to maintain distance and cover coughs and sneezes into your elbow or tissue. 

Enjoy Safely – Many restaurants are now offering indoor seating, and many businesses are continuing their accommodations for outdoor dining. 

Be Considerate – Remember that we’re all in this together, and while the current situation can be challenging, our goal is to come together as a community so we can all get back to normal as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance for visiting our beloved city and for doing your part to keep everyone in Fort Bragg safe and comfortable. 

Sincerely, John Ford 

City Manager, Fort Bragg, CA 


COVID-19 Mendocino County Call Center (hablamos español)

(707) 234-6052

M-F, 8:30 AM – 5 PM

COVID-19 Statewide Hotline

(833) 422-4255

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