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A holiday famous for gatherings, July 4th is being greeted by steadily growing COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The five days prior to Wednesday’s press call presented five new cases in West Yellowstone, six new cases in Big Sky and 38 cases in the Gallatin Valley.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock hosted a press call today to address the increase in positive COVID-19 cases, provide a testing update and lay out another Coronavirus Relief Fund offering for medium to larger businesses.
Community representatives from across Gallatin County spoke to unprecedented partnership and collaboration during the COVID-19 crisis.
Representatives from local governments, the health sector, school districts and Montana State University provided updates during the Gallatin County Community Briefing Friday morning.
Using the words of a friend, Gallatin City County Health Officer Matt Kelley described the Treasure State’s efforts to confront COVID-19 as a kind of public health barn raising.
The governor’s stay at home director ends this weekend, houses of worship may have parishioners as soon as this Sunday and some local businesses prepare to soon reopen.
The Gallatin City-County Board of Health decided this morning to align the conclusion of the local emergency rule with the end of the state’s stay at home directive via a vote of 8-1.
Noting a sustained reduction in new COVID-19 cases, Governor Steve Bullock rolled-out a phased plan for reopening Montana on Wednesday afternoon. The strategy came on the heels of his Friday announcement – the expiration of his stay at home directive on April 24 would mean revived movement for the state’s economy.
Gov. Steve Bullock announced the phased reopening of Montana’s economy with guidelines in each phase for individuals, businesses, restaurants and schools. Local jurisdictions may enforce stricter policies moving forward.
Today, Montanans received an answer to one of their most prevalent questions: When will things begin to feel slightly normal again?
Montana will move forward with a phased reopening after the Stay at Home Directive expires on April 24, Gov. Steve Bullock said via a live streaming press call this afternoon.