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Voices of Montana

COVID-19, 2020 UPDATE, Thursday PM, April 2
Two popular Montana events cancelled today, plus a look at the spread of the virus around the region, and just because we're down, but not out, a meme of the day.

BY THE NUMBERS:
Montana: 241 confirmed cases (24 new in last 24 hours)
22 Counties: Gallatin: 93, Yellowstone: 35, Flathead:18, Missoula: 17, Lewis & Clark: 13
Total Tested: 5426
Hospitalized: 24
Death: 5

Wyoming: 150 confirmed cases
23 Counties: Laramie: 36, Teton: 29, Fremont: 26, Natrona: 19
Total tested: 2589
Deaths: 0

Idaho: 669 confirmed cases
29 Counties: Blaine: 265, Ada: 226, Canyon: 68, Kootenai: 31
Total tested: 7,282
Hospitalized: 49
Deaths: 9

North Dakota: 159 confirmed cases
23 Counties: Cass:43, Burleigh: 32, Stark: 18
Total tested: 4, 980
Hospitalized: 28
Death: 3

South Dakota: 165 confirmed cases
31 Counties: Minnehaha: 54, Beadle: 21, Lincoln: 17
Total tested: 4,382
Hospitalized: 17
Deaths: 2

US: 242,182 cases confirmed / deaths: 5,850
Canada: 11,229 cases confirmed / deaths: 131
Global: 1.01 million cases confirmed / deaths: 52,863
#coronavirus, #COVID19, #Montana, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

NEWS NOTES:
Two popular Montana events were cancelled today, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its dramatic social and economic fallout. The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, an event that would have celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2020 was cancelled, along with the Red Ants Pants music festival in White Sulphur Springs. A benefit supporting rural families and women’s leadership programs, the RAP festival has been attracting large crowds since 2011.

The governor's office issued a directive today, at the request of Attorney General Tim Fox, to temporarily suspend certain requirements for online driver license renewal and extending deadlines for vehicle registration. Some key points to remember:
• Citizens needing a driver’s license renewal will be allowed to self-certify their ability to drive instead of requiring forms signed by medical and vision professionals.
• Online and mail-in renewals will be good for a maximum of two years and will be offered for the duration of the declared state-of-emergency.
• All Montana-issued Class D driver licenses that expired on March 1, 2020 until May 30, 2020, remain valid for an additional 90 days after their expiration date.
• Commercial driver licenses and medical cards will be given an extension until 6/30/2020 if the card expired on March 1, 2020 or later.
• Class D driving tests have been suspended until at least 4/18/2020.
• To help with social distancing, customers in our driver license station waiting areas will be limited.

MEME of the Day:
Single man w/ TP seeks single woman w/ hand sanitizer for good clean fun.
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COVID-19, 2020 UPDATE, Thursday PM, April 2
Two popular Montana events cancelled today, plus a look at the spread of the virus around the region, and just because were down, but not out, a meme of the day.

BY THE NUMBERS:
Montana: 241 confirmed cases (24 new in last 24 hours)
22 Counties: Gallatin: 93, Yellowstone: 35, Flathead:18, Missoula: 17, Lewis & Clark: 13
Total Tested: 5426 
Hospitalized: 24
Death: 5

Wyoming: 150 confirmed cases
23 Counties: Laramie: 36, Teton: 29, Fremont: 26, Natrona: 19 
Total tested: 2589
Deaths: 0

Idaho: 669 confirmed cases
29 Counties: Blaine: 265, Ada: 226, Canyon: 68, Kootenai: 31
Total tested: 7,282
Hospitalized: 49
Deaths: 9

North Dakota: 159 confirmed cases
23 Counties: Cass:43, Burleigh: 32, Stark: 18
Total tested: 4, 980
Hospitalized: 28
Death: 3

South Dakota: 165 confirmed cases
31 Counties: Minnehaha: 54, Beadle: 21, Lincoln: 17
Total tested: 4,382
Hospitalized: 17
Deaths: 2

US: 242,182 cases confirmed / deaths: 5,850
Canada: 11,229 cases confirmed / deaths: 131
Global: 1.01 million cases confirmed / deaths: 52,863
#coronavirus, #COVID19, #Montana, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

NEWS NOTES:
Two popular Montana events were cancelled today, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its dramatic social and economic fallout. The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, an event that would have celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2020 was cancelled, along with the Red Ants Pants music festival in White Sulphur Springs. A benefit supporting rural families and women’s leadership programs, the RAP festival has been attracting large crowds since 2011.

The governors office issued a directive today, at the request of Attorney General Tim Fox, to temporarily suspend certain requirements for online driver license renewal and extending deadlines for vehicle registration.  Some key points to remember:
  •   Citizens needing a driver’s license renewal will be allowed to self-certify their ability to drive instead of requiring forms signed by medical and vision professionals.
  •  Online and mail-in renewals will be good for a maximum of two years and will be offered for the duration of the declared state-of-emergency.
  •  All Montana-issued Class D driver licenses that expired on March 1, 2020 until May 30, 2020, remain valid for an additional 90 days after their expiration date.
  •  Commercial driver licenses and medical cards will be given an extension until 6/30/2020 if the card expired on March 1, 2020 or later.
  •  Class D driving tests have been suspended until at least 4/18/2020.
  •  To help with social distancing, customers in our driver license station waiting areas will be limited.

MEME of the Day:
Single man w/ TP seeks single woman w/ hand sanitizer for good clean fun.

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