This week partners from Big Sky Resort Area District, Bozeman Health, Madison Valley Medical Center, Gallatin City-County Health Department, and Madison County Public Health Department met to increase cross-county collaboration for vaccinations in Big Sky.
Demand for community testing remains high according to a recent Big Sky Relief meeting.
Big Sky Medical Center received 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 23.
This allotment will be enough to immunize all Big Sky Medical Center employees who want to and are able to be immunized at this time, Bozeman Health Marketing and Communications System Director Lauren Brendel explained.
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital employees recently began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations just as area leaders anticipate a holiday surge. Taylor Rose, director of Clinical Services & Operations Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center said holiday staffing looks good, the medical center is not currently at capacity and preparations have been made.
Writer’s note: My mom, the laboratory QA safety specialist at the state lab, used to walk my sister and I through the halls and different components of the lab when we were little. I thought Debbie was the coolest woman then, especially after I started hearing about all the ultras she ran, and still feel that way now.
Free community-wide COVID-19 surveillance testing will be available starting Dec. 7 thanks to an unprecedented partnership through Big Sky Relief.
BIG SKY, Mont. – Big Sky Relief, the collaborative COVID-19 relief effort, today announced the Big Sky Winter COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Partnership to keep the community healthy and businesses open entering the winter season.
Gov. Steve Bullock has announced new public health orders, including limits on gathering sizes and restaurant and bar operations, in response to a continued surge of new COVID-19 infections in Montana.
New health restrictions were enacted on Friday via a unanimous decision by the Gallatin City-County Board of Health after a meeting that lasted over five hours.
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.