COVID-19

Lone Peak High School recently saw its first cases of COVID-19, a few of which were associated with the varsity volleyball team. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

COVID in the community

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.

Gov. Steve Bullock discusses rising COVID-19 cases during an Oct. 13 press call. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Mitigating the COVID-19 surge

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.

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.

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