Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today that due to the low level of COVID-19 transmission in Montana at this time, updates to the COVID-19 cases and vaccine dashboards will move to a weekly reporting cadence effective Friday, May 6.
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, with life inching onward and widespread fatigue amongst Americans, the virus continues to act behind the scenes and spread.
With the swell of a new variant named after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, COVID-19 has once again taken center stage at the end of 2021. Last week, the Big Sky Relief Fund doubled the community’s weekly test supply from 500 to 1,000 because of increased need.
Testing activity has rapidly increased with the holiday season and the Omicron variant. As a result, testing programs through Big Sky Medical Center (PCR Tests) and Big Sky Relief (Rapid Tests) have experienced significantly increased demand. Effective immediately, BSRAD will temporarily double weekly “rapid” test supply from 500 to 1000.
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.
The following recommendations are based on interviews with medical professionals in Montana. This article should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decisions.
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.