Category Archives: Health

12th positive COVID-19 case reported in Cascade County

Cascade County City-County Health Department was notified April 8 of the 12th positive case in the county. This case is a male in his 30s, according to CCHD. “As always, the individual is isolated and the Health Department is performing contact tracing. Anyone who comes up in our investigation as having been exposed will be contacted,” according to CCHD. “We

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Bullock extends stay home, school closures, dining-in directives through April 24

Gov. Steve Bullock has extended his directives to stay home, close public schools, restrict dine-in establishments, self-quarantine for inbound travelers for non-work purposes, preventing evictions and utility suspension for nonpayment, and others through April 24. He said during an April 7 press briefing that so far, an estimated 57 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Montana but that he doesn’t

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April 3 update: Bullock expects to extend directives to stay home, close schools, restrict eateries to April 24; airport screenings begin in Great Falls; city suspends multi-animal permit inspections

Gov. Steve Bullock said during an April 3 press briefing that his directives that are set to expire April 10 will likely be extended. Those directives include the order to stay home; close public schools; restrict restaurants, bars and other public places; close non-essential businesses; self-quarantine for incoming travelers; and more. Bullock said he hasn’t extended them yet, but anticipates

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73 Guardsmen activated to COVID-19 response efforts in Montana

Seventy three Montana Army and Air National Guard menĀ and women have been activated for state active duty by Gov. Steve Bullock in response to COVID-19. Guardsmen will be used in 11 cities and 17 locations within those cities around the state beginning duties April 3, according to a release from the Montana National Guard. March 31 updates: 9th case assigned

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Sunday Reads: March 29

Well, March has gone by a bit too quickly and strangely for my liking, but here’s some things to read while we’re all stuck inside, washing our hands.   New York Times: Local news outlets dealt a crippling blow by this biggest of stories Associated Press: Rural America watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows The Atlantic: The coronavirus

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March 24 COVID-19 updates: School closures, dine-in restrictions extended to April 10; Catholic schools closed through May 4; election updates; county landfill changes; changes to GFPD operations, city animal shelter; GF Clinic now accepting homemade masks;

Gov. Steve Bullock announced this afternoon that the directives closing schools and placing restrictions on restaurants, bars and more have been extended through April 10. Those directives may be extended or shortened based on future directives, Bullock said on March 24. Those directives were scheduled to expire on March 27, but Bullock said he wanted those entities to have more

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March 22 COVID-19 updates: CCHD provides more information on Cascade County cases; Great Falls Clinic offering telehealth options; local hospitals not accepting handmade masks; St. Vincent de Paul updates services

The three Cascade County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 recently traveled internationally. Cascade County City-County Health Department was notified March 21 by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services of the positive tests. One is a male in his 50s, who recently engaged in international travel One is a female in her 50s, who recently engaged

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County to consider postponing all activities at Expo Park through April 30, approves contract with Alluvion for viral screening clinic

During their regular work session on March 18, County Commissioners were asked to add an item to their agenda for the March 24 meeting that would postpone all activities at Montana Expo Park through April 30 due to COVID-19. March 18 COVID-19 updates: two more positive cases in Gallatin County; gun show canceled; OPI requests waivers; governor adapts unemployment, small

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County health board calls emergency meeting, opts not to restrict bars and restaurants yet; working with business owners to develop plan for eventual restrictions

The Cascade County City-County Board of Health called an emergency meeting at 7 p.m. March 17 to discuss options to restricting bars and restaurants related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the health department had said it was not ordering closures at this time. Cascade County opts not to issue order restricting bars and restaurants Initially, some board members advocated

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