Big Sky now has $1 million in its arsenal dedicated to testing for COVID-19, which will help combat the virus and keep the local economy rolling. The value of this move was highlighted this week as all Italian ski resorts shut down for one month due to rising case numbers.
It should have been a night showcasing teamwork and talent – the kind of competition that only surfaces when teams are well matched. The Lone Peak High School Lay Big Horns and Manhattan Christian Lady Eagles both had undefeated records.
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.
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.
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.
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.