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Articles with the Tag: COVID-19

Montana Supreme Court urges trial delays as anti-coronavirus measure

MONTANA — The Montana Supreme Court issued an order Friday encouraging Montana courts to delay jury trials in an effort to slow transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Supreme Court’s order, in the form of a letter from Chief Justice Mike McGrath, also requires state courts to release at...

Call for moratorium on utility disconnects

News from State Representative Tom Winter MONTANA — As our communities begin to grapple with the state of emergency surrounding the COVID-19 virus, thousands of Montanans will feel the financial strains that come with it. Schools will close, forcing parents to pay for childcare or to take off from...

Williams calls for mail-in election for June 2 primary

News from Whitney Williams   MISSOULA — As the state monitors the potential spread of COVID-19, candidate for Montana Governor Whitney Williams is calling on the state to hold a mail-in election for the primary in June. In an effort to mitigate the effects of coronavirus on voter turnout...

Lake County woman visiting Maryland tests positive for COVID-19, state gets 6 additional positive cases

News from the Office of the Governor, Montana DPHHS MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock provided an update on the Montanan visiting Maryland who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 last week. Maryland investigators reported to DPHHS that the patient was last in Montana on November of 2019 and ha...

Local doctor describes COVID-19 symptoms, safety protocols

Like most of the rest of the world, in the coming weeks, Lake County will be visited by COVID-19, the illness caused by a novel corona virus, SARS-CoV-2. Though the day to day work of caring for individual patients is vitally important, in times of a public health event it is critical that we consider the he...

Gianforte statement on Montana’s first confirmed case of Coronavirus

News from Congressman Gianforte WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Montana (R-Mont.) issued a statement after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that a Montanan visiting Maryland tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). “As the governor of Maryland confirms Montana’s first case of co...

Governor closes Montana K-12 schools for 2 weeks

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a set of directives and guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable Montanans, including closing of public K-12 schools, social distancing measures, and limiting visitation at nursing home facilities. “As governor, it is my to...

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