According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, Montana confirms 319 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday. The previously reported state total Monday afternoon was 319.
There have now been 27 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana, and 51 recovered patients. The DPHHS public health lab in Helena has completed 6,985 tests for COVID-19. As of this morning, the official COVID-19 website for Montana will be updated just once per day, rather than twice. Updates will be posted at about 10 a.m. every day. Another change is that the website now includes the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Montana.
Governor Steve Bullock plans to host a news conference on Tuesday at 2 p.m. An email from his office says that he plans to announce an extension of the "stay at home" order ; the original order was issued on March 26 and runs through Friday, April 10. He indicated last week that the extension will likely last through Friday, April 24.
Gallatin County now reports 119 cases, more than any other county in the state.
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR SW MONTANA
STAY AT HOME
As of March 28, Montana is under a statewide STAY-AT-HOME directive. The directive is currently in effect through Friday, April 10. In press conference Friday, Gov. Bullock said he expects he will likely extend the order and may officially do so early this week.
- What are ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES?
- Bullock designates childcare centers essential businesses
- Bullock announces food security measures for Montana families
- Travelers arriving in Montana from out of state must SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days
- Landlords cannot evict for non-payment of rent during stay-at-home order
- Bullock: Stay-at-home order, school closures likely to continue past April 10
Restaurants can offer take-out and delivery options during the state of emergency. Dine-in service is prohibited.
- Bozeman-area Restaurants Open for Business
- Butte-area restaurants beef up take-out options
- See what businesses and organizations across Montana are doing to help limit the spread of COVID-19
Stories to brighten spirits and bring hope
- Granny's Donuts shares kindness with essential workers
- Walter's Family Foods bringing groceries to seniors in Sheridan
- Bozeman teens pitch in to help with the Civil Air Patrol
- 95-year-old Butte woman in self-quarantine gets birthday parade from friends and loved ones
- Bozeman florist launches 'Kindness Blooms' project
- 'Through their windows:' Bozeman girls start writing notes to each other from house to house
- WWII veteran recovers from COVID-19 in time to celebrate 104th birthday
WHERE TO GET HELP