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Articles with the Tag: COVID-19

UCC thanks community, updates numbers

News from UCC The Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center applauds everyone in the community for getting tested at the mass testing events.  The final numbers show that 2,486 tests were done over three-and-a-half days. The numbers by event: Arlee, 475; Pablo 1,013; Polson (rain-shortened) 532; a...

Second musical artist helps share COVID-19 message on reservation Second musical artist helps share COVID-19 message on reservation

News from CSKT   PABLO – Driven by concerns that young people may not be responding to COVID-19 prevention guidelines, a committee of tribal leaders formed to discuss strategies which might raise the awareness among teens that they have the power to protect their elders. What emerged was an i...

The peak that wasn’t: how Montana avoided the worst of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Montana has been the safest state in the lower 48. Despite early projections of hundreds of deaths and a shortage of ICU beds, the state’s initial outbreak peaked with a daily caseload of 23 on April 1. The state was able to not only flatten the curve, but ...

Governor announces updated directive

News from the office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced an updated directive that permits safe visitation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are able to follow infection control protocols per guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

Coronavirus relief funds awarded

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture today announced that over $1 million in grant funding has been awarded from the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program. The grants are designed to provide relief to small and...

Governor announces $1M in coronavirus relief funds

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture announced that over $1 million in grant funding has been awarded from the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program. The grants are designed to provide relief to small and medium-s...

‘Crazy pills’ weren’t enough to cure the stigma of mental health issues

Traditionally, in Appalachia, a diagnosis of nerves can mean a number of things: anxiety, disorientation, loss of energy, chronic discouragement. In her research in Appalachian North Carolina, Lisa Curtin, director of the clinical psychologist program in Appalachian State University’s department of psy...

Virus Tracking Virus Tracking

LAKE COUNTY – Organized by the Lake County and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Unified Command Center, the free COVID-19 testing event held across the reservation last week was part of a four-day, four-town cooperative effort among state, county and tribal agencies to slow the spread of the res...

Lake County sees increase in active COVID-19 cases

Lake County has seven active cases of COVID-19 with the most recent case reported on June 22. The state of Montana has counted 12 cases total in the county since March 26 when the first case was reported.  Two children in the age range of zero to 9 have been reported to have the virus, and another ch...


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