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:
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.
The Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund has seen an influx in funding thanks to a $50,000 challenge grant from the Mericos Family Foundation as well as a $25,000 challenge grant from AMB West Philanthropies. These contributions have paved the way for a $225,000 goal and second round of appropriations.
On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health will hold a special meeting to consider amending a COVID-19 related local public health rule to allow for increased group size limitations for events and group gatherings in Gallatin County.
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.
COVID-19 has surfaced as an early obstacle of the 2021 Lady Bighorns Basketball season. Several critical practices were cancelled and the first game will need to be rescheduled due to a positive test result on the team, head coach Taylor Cummings explained.
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.
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.