Category Archives: Health

Bullock urges continued caution for large gatherings; state rolls out guidelines for fall school reopening

During a July 2 press briefing, Gov. Steve Bullock said that while Montana continues to have the lowest number of cases and deaths related to COVID-19, it is still a serious concern. The state now has 1,083 cases, according to the state dashboard. There have been 222 new cases this week alone, Bullock said, and 389 currently active cases statewide.

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Board of Health gets update on COVID-19 situation in Cascade County; one new case July 1

The story was updated at 6:19 p.m. July 1 with information about the active and recovered cases. Cascade County City-County Health Department said July 1 that there is a new confirmed case bringing the county’s total to 34. The new case is a male under the age of 18 and was found through contact tracing of previously confirmed patients, according

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Great Falls July 4 parade canceled; Black Eagle’s parade is modified

The Great Falls July 4 parade has been cancelled. According to organizer Lola Galloway, the parade was cancelled at the request of the Cascade County City-County Health Department, the Cascade County Commission, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Cascade County Board of Health. “We as a team have worked hard and outside the box to develop several plans,

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Parade, fireworks are happening, but will have COVID precautions in place

This year’s July 4 parade and fireworks will be a bit different. Under the direction of the Cascade City-County Health Department and the City of Great Falls, parade and fireworks show organizers have developed plans following the Phase 2 guidelines and COVID-19 preventive measures. To allow for social distancing, the parade has doubled the route and has added “people pods”

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Workplace cluster of COVID-19 cases identified in Cascade County

During a June 24 press conference, Gov. Steve Bullock and state health officials discussed the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and clusters in several areas. Big Horn County, the Crow Reservation and Yellowstone County have had a cluster of new cases, as has Custer County. During the presentation, Stacey Anderson, the state’s lead epidemiologist said contact tracing is a complicated

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City staff considering ordinance to allow sale of alcohol within 600 feet of churches

Uncertainty over how a proposed church downtown would impact existing and future development has prompted city staff to pursue an ordinance that would supplant state law and allow them to exist within 600 feet of each other in certain zoning districts. Initially, city staff planned to handle the conditional use permit application for a church in the vacant space at

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