FARGO – The Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo promised it would reopen soon, and that looks as though that will be in time for Labor Day weekend, at least for guests who want to stay in one of the 17 artist-inspired hotel rooms.

The hotel portion will reopen its doors Friday, Sept. 4, according to an announcement on Facebook. The lounge, restaurant and Sky Prairie will remain closed.

The hotel, affectionately known as "The HoDo," had temporarily closed its 101 Broadway N. location two weeks ago.

The announcement came via their Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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“It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!” the post read. “We are temporarily closing The Lounge, The Hotel, and our restaurant until further notice.”

No reason was given, however, on Sunday, Aug. 2, the HoDo announced via Facebook it would be closing due to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

“Unfortunately, after exceeding required COVID-19 safety practices, someone on our team tested positive,” the Aug. 2 post read. “The teammate was not at work when they began feeling ill, and hasn’t been at work since. We learned of the result on Saturday, online. Before speaking to a health care professional, or Public Health (closed on weekends) we decided to close our business, have the team tested and learn what other steps to take after speaking to a Public Health Professional as soon as possible on Monday. We'll be in touch.”

While management has not confirmed the reason for the closure, it has promised to keep the public posted on developments via its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheHoDoFargo/