The Gallatin City-County Board of Health is set to meet on Friday, Nov. 6 to consider revisions to a local health rule. Those revisions could include new restrictions on certain businesses intended to slow the transmission of COVID-19, a press release stated.
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.
As COVID-19 case numbers surge all over the county, Big Sky proves no exception. Gallatin City-County Health Department contract tracing in the area has led to two week quarantines and an impact on the high school. Lone Peak High School’s (LPHS) varsity volleyball team’s quarantine ends Oct. 24th.
This last week, Gallatin County saw the largest spike in COVID-19 case totals since the pandemic began. Other counties in Montana are seeing similar increases, as noted during Governor Steve Bullock’s Tuesday afternoon press call. In fact, 31 other states have seen spikes.
Gallatin County residents who wear masks in public places may be invited to play a game.
The Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD) recently moved to weekly COVID–19 reporting.
Scientific lingo is becoming household vernacular while the world grapples with a staggering pandemic. Hope for a vaccine intensifies as numbers climb and experts eye the approaching winter season wearily. Bozeman Health Clinical Research will be a study site for a new investigational vaccine sponsored by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.
"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.”
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 county is already seeing “substantial impressive compliance” to the state-wide face covering directive by Governor Steve Bullock, Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley said.