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No Covid in county schools in 14 days

Madison County COVID & Vaccination Update

Madison County had two active coronavirus cases as of the morning of March 30. There are no active hospitalizations, and one new death was reported that occurred in January. No new cases have been reported in any Madison County school district over the past 14 days.

“No’s across that right hand column is a very good thing,” Joe Brummell, Madison County incident command team leader, said as he presented the Madison County Commissioners a list of schools with the far right column reporting no new cases at their weekly Tuesday meeting.

No residents are in quarantine at Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center (TRMCC) in Sheridan, Mont. and no staff are quarantined. The county prevalence rate is 2.9% and the facility is testing staff twice a week, residents as needed. A windstorm over the weekend took out a Plexiglas shield that was part of the outdoor visitation booth. TRMCC is working on fixing the shield.

At Madison Valley Manor (MVM) in Ennis, Mont, no residents and no staff are quarantined. Testing of staff members is occurring twice weekly, residents as needed due to the county prevalence rate of 2.9%. MVM is allowing compassionate care visits.

Madison County has 1,437 fully immunized residents and 7,454 eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

On April 1, Montana residents 16 years and older will be able to sign up to be placed on the waitlist for a vaccine. Brummell expected these lists to get longer with this change and with no extra supply coming in. Individuals may find more information on vaccine facilities in their area here: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

In April, FEMA will begin retroactively reimbursing families for funeral expenses related to deaths due to coronavirus complications. Families will need to provide official death certificates and a list of funeral expenses. More information on this process can be found at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.

The CDC extended a moratorium and enforcement order to halt evictions through June 2021. Landlord and rental assistance will also continue.

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