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Montana governor signs bill limiting power of health boards
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a bill limiting the power of local public health boards to issue mandates in response to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.
Mass COVID-19 Testing Site in Billings Will Close This Week
According to RiverStone Health CEO and Yellowstone County public health officer John Felton, the number of people getting tested for COVID-19 is so few, the county will be closing the testing site on Overland Avenue at weeks end.
Montana Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance Applications Open
Applications are now being accepted from Montanans who are "at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
Montana Governor Reduces ‘Barriers’ to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Governor Gianforte said he hopes this directive will make it easier for Montana pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccinations more efficiently to residents of the Treasure State.
All Yellowstone Co. Residents 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
Nearly 128,000 residents will be eligible to receive a vaccine, according to the press release, and appointments for this weeks vaccine clinic at MetraPark are now open for tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday.
All Montanans 16+ Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine on April 1
Over 367,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of today (Tuesday 3/16), and more than 140,00 Montanans have been fully immunized, according to the press release.
RiverStone Health Offering COVID-19 Testing for Travelers
To assist those who are traveling to certain destinations, and need to meet the 72-hour deadline for a negative COVID-19 test, RiverStone Health announced they have begun offering tests for travelers.
Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says
Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.
U.K. COVID Variant in Gallatin Co; Why You Shouldn’t Be Alarmed
The Gallatin County Health Department announced on Wednesday that there are now three cases of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 in Gallatin County. Health Officer Matt Kelley released the following statement: