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Governor Bullock extends directives to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock extended through April 24 directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10. “We know that staying home will help to flatt...


St. Luke needs PPE donations in preparation for COVID-19 St. Luke needs PPE donations in preparation for COVID-19

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare St. Luke Community Healthcare is asking for the community’s assistance with our COVID-19 response efforts. We are looking for new, unopened personal protective equipment (PPE) and would greatly appreciate any of the following donated supplies, ideally still in...


Healthcare providers decide who to test for COVID-19 Healthcare providers decide who to test for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – The first cases of the novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in the area, so those displaying symptoms are rushing to local healthcare providers to get tested; however, due to a limited number of testing supplies at the state level, not everyone with a cough or fever is being tested for t...


Lake County residents test positive for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – The Mission Valley was not immune to the COVID-19 virus. On March 26, the Lake County Public Health Department reported the first case. Another person was identified on Saturday and a third on Sunday.  “We put up a good, hard fight, but we now join many other counties in our...


Hospitals prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases Hospitals prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases

LAKE COUNTY – Healthcare providers know it’s just a matter of time before more people come down with the virus locally. Abigail Byers, St. Luke Community Healthcare’s director of nursing, said the hospital has different options for how to deal with the virus, depending on how the situati...


Mission Valley seniors share COVID-19 concerns Mission Valley seniors share COVID-19 concerns

POLSON – Montana seniors are at a greater risk for COVID-19, especially those who have underlying health conditions. While the growing precautions and restrictions have had a big impact on daily routines, many seniors are trying to keep their lives and routines as normal as possible.  “Th...


Library looks forward to children's return

Many of you may be missing our many children’s activities while we collectively work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our wonderful community. We have certainly been missing you! We look forward with great anticipation to the day when we may safely resume our routine weekly programs, including ...


Governor Bullock waives CHIP Copays, authorizes continued Medicaid coverage

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock  announced, on March 27, measures to waive out-of-pocket copayments for low-income Montanans covered by Healthy Montana Kids, ensure Montanans covered by Medicaid won’t lose coverage for inability to pay premiu...


Governor extends school closures through April 10

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Today, Wednesday, March 25, I issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10. I also mandated social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in M...


Polson seniors for April 1, 2020

POLSON — It is important to continue all social distancing and hygiene measures as the weeks continue with the threat of the virus. As time goes by, we sometimes let our guard down.  The Polson Senior Center remains closed for all activities. Home lunch delivery is still available Monday thru F...


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