Developed recreation areas in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest are slowly reopening. The Madison Ranger District opened five of these sites May 22.
American Legion Posts honored veterans at cemeteries throughout Madison County for Memorial Day May 25.
A critical aspect of states’ phased reopening due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the ability to diagnostically test its populations. The ability to test Madison County’s small population appears to be on the right track.
Madison County embarked on another stage of Montana’s partially reopening economy May 4.
Madison County’s stay at home order for certain businesses lifted April 27 under guidelines for a phased reopening in a COVID-19 world. Bars and restaurants will have to adhere to similar rules of operation when they are allowed to open May 4.
All but one Madison County public school has voted to continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. Harrison Schools’ scheduled meeting was after publishing deadline, but according to the superintendent, Fred Hofman, it is likely that the Harrison Schools will follow suit.
Sheridan Schools decided Sunday evening to remain closed. Students and teachers will finish the school year with remote learning.
FOR MIDDLE-SCHOOL PARENTS
1 If you as a parent don't understand and the child is struggling, ask the teacher for help. Emailing the teacher is such an important way to communicate. Teachers don't know there is an issue if no one asks for help. And, it's okay to not understand an assignment!
Parents have a bigger role than usual in K-12 education due to the coronavirus causing school closures. Teachers, students and parents are adjusting to the new reality of mandatory remote learning.
Sewers of Madison County have mobilized in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began advising the public to wear face coverings in public settings where social distancing is hard to maintain, like at the grocery store. Simple masks can be made at home using cloth sewn into a particular pattern.