“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.
Use cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation furthered by a White House press conference on Friday.
In speaking with friends here in Big Sky either on the phone or keeping our distance in public, some of the discussions revolved around how protected are we in this small rural community if one of us were to be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
Writer’s note: It is safe to say I have an undeniable soft spot for Dr. Dunn. A few years ago, I had a bad case of influenza which led to pneumonia. My situation was a nearly textbook example of how a preexisting condition – in my case, asthma – can allow for a virus to wreak havoc and lead to complications.
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.
After a press call with Gov. Bullock on March 26, Montana is to follow a shelter in place directive effective Saturday at 12:01 a.m.
Paper currency took on an entirely new meaning recently as toilet paper became a bit of a commodity. As some folks hoarded toilet paper and created a nationwide shortage, grocery stores began to ration it and Amazon developed a one month delay in shipping.
A classic debate of philosphy: do the times define the person or does the person define the times?
Big Sky, known for big skiing, is also known for leaders. Instead of being blindsided by COVID-19 developments, Big Sky’s leadership has been quietly working hard for some time. That foresight is allowing quick and decisive action.
Three of the 16 COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County discussed in a morning meeting March 24 have ties to Big Sky. There is also evidence to suggest transmission within the Big Sky community, Director of Clinical Services & Operations at Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center (BHBSMC)Taylor Rose told local leaders.
An additional $1 million has been added to the local COVID-19 relief effort thanks to community organizations.