Bozeman Deaconess Hospital employees recently began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations just as area leaders anticipate a holiday surge. Taylor Rose, director of Clinical Services & Operations Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center said holiday staffing looks good, the medical center is not currently at capacity and preparations have been made.
BIG SKY, Mont. – Big Sky Relief, the collaborative COVID-19 relief effort, today announced the Big Sky Winter COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Partnership to keep the community healthy and businesses open entering the winter season.
Community COVID testing is coming soon to the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) parking area, per a unanimous vote by the BSCWSD board during Tuesday’s meeting.
Gov. Steve Bullock has announced new public health orders, including limits on gathering sizes and restaurant and bar operations, in response to a continued surge of new COVID-19 infections in Montana.
New health restrictions were enacted on Friday via a unanimous decision by the Gallatin City-County Board of Health after a meeting that lasted over five hours.
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.