As the summer is coming to an end, the Big Sky School District School Board has decided that the school will start off the year as they ended, requiring masks for all students and staff members indoors.
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.
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.