Following President Joe Biden’s announcement for vaccine mandates for millions of workers in the country last Thursday, Montana is preparing for potential legal action. Montana is the only state with a law that makes discrimination based on vaccination status illegal. The federal mandate could clash with state law, also known as House Bill 702. The rules and regulations of the president’s announcement are still unclear but Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said in a statement that when the rules materialize a lawsuit would be ready.
Also last Thursday Yellowstone County Health Officials held a press conference to provide an update on COVID-19 cases. County Health Officer John Felton.