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.
Madison County schools have been closed for three weeks due to the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Bullock extended the closures to April 24 on Tuesday.
Local community members and businesses are responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus with ingenuity and kindness.
The $2.2 trillion stimulus package that provides economic assistance to most Americans passed through Congress Friday. President Donald Trump signed it into law shortly after. Montana will receive $1.25 billion for COVID-19 relief.
CLOSING UP SHOP IN A SMALL TOWN
Urban and rural, fortune 500 companies and mom- and-pop shops – COVID-19 is affecting every business in the world.
At a Special Commission Meeting, on Friday, March 20, 2020, the Madison County Board of Commissioners made and passed a motion to restrict public access to all Madison County buildings until further notice, effective March 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. Services will still be available by telephone, email, or by U.S.
The coronavirus has dealt a major blow to the economy of southwest Montana. The enforced closure of all bars and restaurants along with the decision by many small businesses to shut up shop, means added pressure on an already struggling workforce. That coupled with the threat of illness is putting added pressure on many low income families.
Madison County is on the brink of confirming its first coronavirus patient. A number of people have contacted the Madison Valley Medical Center with COVID-19-like symptoms. At least one has been tested for the virus and doctors are awaiting results from the state laboratory in Helena.
Madison County is taking preparedness measures for a coronavirus outbreak.
A bright blue bus with the Republican State Legislature from Kalispell, Sen. Al Olszewski, painted on was the first indicator that “Doc” was in town.