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Lake County reports third case of COVID-19

News from CSKT/Lake County Unified Command Center LAKE COUNTY - A third Lake County case of COVID-19 was identified on Sunday, March 29. The person is a woman, age unknown at this time. She is the spouse of the first case in the county. She has been quarantined since her husband was diagnosed, and she remains in isolation. An investigation is underway for further details. Normal.dotm 0 0 1 110 632 Valley Journal LLP 5 1 776 12.256 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* S...


Second case of COVID-19 reported in Lake County

News from CSKT and Lake County Unified Command Center LAKE COUNTY – A second Lake County case of COVID-19 was identified on Saturday, March 28. The person is a woman in her 60s who was traveling out-of-state in an area with a high number of cases. The person had been and remains in quarantine. An...

CSKT declares shelter in place order

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Effective immediately, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ordered everyone within their jurisdiction to stay at their place of residence except as needed to maintain critical necessities. Many states have already ordered shelter in place or stay at h...

CSKT, Lake County governments work together to fight COVID-19

News from CSKT LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Unified Command Center, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Lake County have joined to fight COVID-19 by creating a Unified Command Center, which is authorized to address the coronavirus threat in our community. The Unified Command Center will ...

Lake County finds first COVID-19 case

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal   LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Public Health Department reported that one person was quarantined for COVID-19 in the county on Thursday, March 26. The department received the call at 9:10 p.m. from the Department of Public Health and Human Services lab. ...

Governor Bullock issues stay at home directive to slow COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for healthcare workers on the frontli...

After 72 hours of negotiating improvements, Tester votes to deliver critical relief for Montana workers, families, businesses, hospitals

News from Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation that had previously fallen far short, U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted (March 25) to deliver critical, urgent relief to Montana workers, families, small business...

Local families adjust to pandemic closures Local families adjust to pandemic closures

ST. IGNATIUS – Weekdays look different for the McNutt family compared to a few short weeks ago, before Governor Steve Bullock announced that all public schools should close to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Since St. Ignatius schools closed on March 16, the five McNutt children s...

Mission Valley Food Pantry open

ST. IGNATIUS — For now, the Mission Valley Food Pantry will remain open on our regular schedule. Clients will no longer be allowed into the pantry. Rather they will be asked to come to the window to sign in and we will have boxes made up. We will only ask them about fresh and frozen items. There will b...

COA recommends seniors self-isolate as office closes

LAKE COUNTY — As additional social-distancing measures are put in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Lake County Council on Aging encourages senior citizens to self-isolate. According to LCCOA Executive Director Dara Rodda, the organization has limited its services to the senior food c...

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