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Governor set to provide update on "phased re-opening" of Montana

Posted at 9:38 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 13:01:56-04

Governor Steve Bullock will conduct a news conference on Wednesday to provide details on Montana’s plan for a phased and gradual reopening. The news conference is scheduled to begin at noon.

After almost four weeks of directives closing all public schools and many businesses and severely restricting others, it's expected that Bullock will start easing some of those restrictions.

Bullock has issued orders to close all public K-12 schools and to stay at home, which closed all businesses deemed non-essential, including bars, dine-in restaurants, personal-service businesses, and others that attract groups of people. Those orders are set to expire on April 24.

He said last week that as businesses reopen, he expects they will still be required to observe social-distancing guidance and other measures, including temperature checks of employees and cleaning requirements of high-traffic areas. “Once we reopen, we’ve got to be able to stay open,” Bullock said.

We will air the news conference on MTN and stream it here on our website< /span> .