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VA Secretary Covers Montana Backup Plan [AUDIO]
The VA, like other health care facilities has had to bring a halt to elective surgeries and routine medical care in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. How are veterans being served in the meantime? And, what would happen if Montana's health care system is overwhelmed and needs to call on the VA …
US Consumer Confidence Sinks as Virus Begins Having Impact
U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in March as the impact of the coronavirus began to be felt.
Travelers Arriving in Montana Directed to Self-Quarantine
The two week self-quarantine is applied to Montana residents and non-residents entering the state for non-work related purposes.
Prison, Jail Inmates Considered For Release To Stop COVID-19
Spokeswoman Carolynn Bright said the Department of Corrections had begun limiting the movement of inmates as much as possible — within DOC facilities, throughout the state and from state to state.
Second Person In Montana Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Illness
The governor’s coronavirus task force confirmed the death, according to a statement from Gov. Steve Bullock’s office.
Numbers Suggest Visitors Seeking Shelter in Montana
Hettinger: "While short-term rental properties on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, and Homeaway nationwide are seeing a downturn in visitors, business in Montana has been up, according to research from AirDNA, which compiles industry-wide booking data to provide short-term rental estimates."
Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30th
President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he would be extending the existing social distancing guidelines through April 30th, according to CNN.
Quarantine: Mat Best Teams Up with Tim Montana [VIDEO]
They're both teaming up in a brand new music video called "Quarantine." The song is not only a hilarious take on the coronavirus quarantine hitting the country, it's also a great tribute to our health care workers.
Montana "Stay At Home" Order Begins Saturday (3/28) at 12:01am
Governor Bullock announced today that "immediate measures to ensure social distancing" are being taken as a stay-at-home order goes into place this Saturday (3/28) at 12:01am MDT.