COVID-19

Making “Montana Aware”

"Safety first – adventure second” is a motto Director of Montana Department of Commerce Tara Rice wants people to remember.

“We all have a shared responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19,” she said in a press release. “Our top priority is to keep those who live, work and travel to Montana safe.”

Masks pass

After an early morning meeting teeming with scientific evidence and debate, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health passed a local rule for face coverings by a vote of 7-2. The board also voted to extend the emergency rule for isolation and quarantine for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 by an 8-1 vote.

The owners of Mountain and Canyon Cab Co. pivoted the business and has helped those in need during the pandemic. They are now providing door-to-door delivery service. PHOTO COURTESY MOUNTAIN AND CANYON CAB CO.

Start-ups charge ahead

The entrepreneurial spirit is admired for a reason. A level of grit is required to start a business. Add to that a business plan, financing, red tape and most recently – a pandemic. New startups in Big Sky had to assess their business ideas more thoroughly: is it sustainable? How will ramifications from the pandemic impact revenue?

Governor Bullock Issues Directive Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 declare that a state of emergency exists in Montana due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. The legislature has delegated to the Governor authority to respond to emergencies. During a declared

COVID-19 test results filtering in

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), his wife Susan as well as his gubernatorial running mate Kristen Juras have tested negative for COVID-19 according Gianforte's spokesman Travis Hall. The tests came as a result of Susan's and Juras's exposure during a fundraising event in Big Sky. That event was attended by Donald Trump, Jr.

4th and COVID

A holiday famous for gatherings, July 4th was greeted by steadily growing COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The week prior to the holiday presented five new cases in West Yellowstone, six new cases in Big Sky and 38 cases in the Gallatin Valley. Over the weekend, 32 additional cases were discovered, bringing the total to 326 as of July 6.

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