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Articles with the Tag: COVID-19

Tribal Council passes order to slow the onset of the Coronavirus

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Beginning immediately, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes implemented a government-wide partial shutdown. All department heads were directed to establish an essential services schedule through March 27. Department heads are firming up plans on what services wil...

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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