Big Sky Relief Partners announce the return of community-wide testing for Big Sky residents and the workforce. The effort, in combination with ongoing vaccine incentives, is designed to keep the community healthy and resilient as businesses gear up for the winter season.
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IS IT CALLED THE CORONAVIRUS, OR COVID-19, OR WHAT?
In the first time since mass vaccine campaigns were rolled out across Montana in early 2021, Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital announced it would offer Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccines to the public starting on Monday, Sept. 27.
Montana health care providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations.
Gallatin County’s reported Covid numbers are taking a step in the wrong direction. After reporting the highest new case count in two months, the Gallatin City-County Health Department(GCCHD) held a meeting on Friday, July 30 to discuss the heightened Covid-19 guidelines.
The results are in. Saturday, July 31 marked the official end of the Big Sky Relief vaccination incentive program. Big Sky Relief reported roughly 600 community participants and deemed the project a success.
On July 27, the Center for Disease Control updated their guidance on mask recommendations in response to high Covid-19 cases across areas of the nation and new variants spreading. Gallatin City-County Health Officer Lori Christenson issued the following statement on July 27 regarding the CDC recommendation updates for masks:
Three Big Sky nonprofits recently announced the launch of the Big Sky Community Vaccine Incentive Program to help protect locals in advance of the summer tourist season.
Bozeman Health Big Sky COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been streamlined similar to flu shot clinics – expediting service while maintaining social distancing.
The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine administration has been paused by the United States Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Drug Administration due to rare but serious instances of blood clotting.
Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley provided an update as to how that impacts the county.