Gov. Bullock announced a phased reopening of Montana's economy, which will begin when all directives expire April 24. More details of the gradual process will be announced next week.
The Governor’s Office released an interim analysis of COVID-19 cases as of April 10. “It sheds light on who this virus impacts, how it spreads and patient outcomes,” Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press call. The data will be used to inform decisions going forward.
Many of Madison County’s small business owners are awaiting their first glimpse of financial assistance from the federal government to combat the coronavirus’ economic blow.
Four weeks – 28 days – since the first local COVID-19 case, and the pandemic is set to peak in this area in a little over two weeks.
All motels, hotels, guest ranches, RV sites, camping, short term rentals, and guiding and outfitting services must cancel reservations for nonessential purposes on or before April 30. The Madison County Board of Public Health signed the order Thursday night.
Two more people tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Madison County over the weekend. As of the April 7, there are 319 confirmed cases of the virus in Montana. Eight Madison County residents have contracted the virus. A ninth person tested positive in a Madison County facility but is a resident to a neighboring county.
“Today I will be extending the directive to stay at home for an additional two weeks through April 24,” Gov. Steve Bullock said in an April 7 press call. All previous directives fall in line with the April 24 extension.
The panic purchase for the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be toilet paper. But people often turn to substitutes that do not break down well in the sewage system when the home supply runs out.
Local community members and businesses are responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus with ingenuity and kindness.
Governor Steve Bullock hosted a press call on Tuesday, March 31 to address the prior day’s directive requiring travelers entering Montana borders to self-quarantine for 14 days. Gov. Bullock also spoke to monetary assistance for hospitals and prohibited eviction of tenants unable to pay rent during the stay at home order.