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Archive for month: March, 2020

Kalispell – KRMC Expands Visitor Restrictions

Kalispell Regional Healthcare has expanded its visitor restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective this morning Kalispell Regional Medical Center will not allow visitors. Exceptions are only for parents end-of-life situations and essential caregivers.

MT State – MT Department of Corrections Suspends Visitation

The Montana Department of Corrections has suspended visitation to all facilities until further notice in an effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus. Inmates and their loved ones are encouraged to keep in touch with available phone services and video visitation is available for inmates at Montana State Prison and Pine Hills. The Montana Boar...

MT State – State Fund Gives Staff Personal Planning Day

Montana State Fund Montana’s largest workers compensation insurance carrier will be closed today to allow employees time for personal planning in the wake of the Coronavirus. Currently Montana State Fund does plan to reopen Tuesday for normal business hours and anticipates minimal disruption to customers and benefit recipients.

Multi-state – Free Broadband for Students

Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K through 12 and or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription at any service level up to 100Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use ...

Mutli-state – NW Energy

Northwestern Energy is temporarily closing customer service centers and halting service disconnections for non-payment due to concerns over the coronavirus. Suspending disconnections will remain in effect until further notice to help customers who may be financially impacted as the result of the outbreak. The company is instituting work from h...

MT State of Emergency Amended to Align with Feds

Governor Steve Bullock has amended Montana’s current state of emergency to align it with the federal state of emergency announced by President Donald Trump. The state’s emergency response will be in effect so long as federal authorities believe there is a continuing coronavirus threat.

Lt Governor – Self Quarantined

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney has put himself in quarantine until Friday after he attended a meeting in which one of the participants later tested positive for the coronavirus. Cooney has tested negative for COVID-19 and has been asymptomatic. Staff members who attended the meeting with Cooney are under self-quarantine as well.

Montana State University Collaborating With University Of North Texas In Forensics For Solving Cases

Montana State University Billings has a new collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth that will use forensics to address the national epidemic of missing or murderd American Indians. Montana State University Billings Chancellor Dan Edelman.