A steady stream of vehicles made way through the Big Sky Medical Center parking lot recently, as nearly 700 people from the Big Sky community were tested to see if they were asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19. Demonstrating the importance of this kind of testing: a study just released by the Office of National Statistics in the U.K.
Analytical thinking rates high with business-savvy folks, but when combined with creative ideas – well, that is when magic can happen. COVID-19 created countless obstacles for business owners, but it also generated a shift in thinking – and in some cases, opportunity. The power and the prowess to pivot cannot be underrated, especially now.
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.
Testing is available for free to all asymptomatic individuals in the Big Sky community on July 1.
The testing will come for a swab in the nose, but is not the nass-pharyngeal (NP) method that people find uncomfortable, Big Sky Resort Area District Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale explained.
There are intricacies to doing business. It is a dance – and sometimes an incredibly uncomfortable one. Throw a pandemic into the mix and things can become downright complicated, especially for restaurants.
Around nine COVID-19 cases were tracked in Big Sky this past week.
Tuesday, June 16th at approximately 2:30 p.m. (prior to opening at 3 p.m.) we were notified by an employee of the Riverhouse (that was starting their work week) that they had potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. The employee was sent home for a mandatory 14 day quarantine and tested at the Big Sky Medical Center.
With the world in a state of flux, high school and college students look to a summer that will be startlingly different than anticipated. Lone Peak High School graduate and Yale University Sophomore Ava King noticed the unpredictable nature of life for her younger cohorts.
Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Gallatin County as of June 17 – those cases are in Big Sky and in the Gallatin Valley. For these cases, a variety of transmission methods came into play: community transmission, out-of-state travel and contact to known cases, a Gallatin City-County Health Department press release explained.
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.