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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 state with a confirmed COVID-19 case,” Lake County Public Health posted.  On Thursday, the Lake County Health Department received a call at 9:10 p.m. from the Department of Public Health and Human Services lab that a 60-year-old male tested positive for the virus. He was following guidance to quarantine at home after being notified that he had been in close contact with a ...


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...


Office of Public Instruction

This week, I had a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss national responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and how the U.S. Department of Education can assist Montana schools. I encouraged flexibility for Montana schools. We also discussed equitable alternative education delivery and...


Tester votes to deliver critical relief for Montana

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 busine...


Governor increases transport capacity

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock implemented actions to increase the ability of commercial motor carrier vehicles to ensure a supply of food, medical supplies, farm inputs and feed and hay during the COVID-19 emergency. The directive is not in response to sh...


LCCDC offers assistance with loans, education, other resources

News from Jim Thaden, executive director LCCDC Fellow Community Members, For the past 25 years, Lake County Community Development Corporation has been here to help our great community weather many economic shocks. We were here with you through the 9/11/2001 crisis and the great recession of 2008 and ...


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