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Yellowstone County Health Officer John Felton Announced New COVID-19 Restrictions Exempting Schools And Explains

Monday Yellowstone County health officer John Felton announced increased restrictions that will go into effect Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock after the county eclipsed the benchmark of 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in a week. He did say schools are exempt because Governor Steve Bullock has left these kinds of decisions to school d...

Big Sky Country National Heritage Area Creating Topic Of Discussion Thursday Evening At King’s Arena In Great Falls

Thursday evening there will be a meeting at King’s Arena in Great Falls at 7 o’clock for proponents and opponents of creating the Big Sky Country National Heritage Arena in Great Falls to express their views. Janet Thayer of Belt was on Voices of Montana Friday. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Untitled-1...

Montana KIDS COUNT Coordinator Xanna Burg Worries More Treasure State Children Will Be Going Without Health-Care Coverage Due To COVID-19

A number of states are seeing more kids go without health-care coverage including Montana. The Treasure State had an estimated 15,000 last year compared to 12,000 in 2016 and childcare advocates worry the situation will get much worse because of the coronavirus pandemic. Xanna Burg is the KIDS COUNT coordinator for Montana. https://northernbro...

St. Vincent Healthcare COO Michael Skeehan On Stress Of Billings Hospital And What’s Being Done About It

Wednesday Governor Steve Bullock held a press conference saying hospitals are being stressed and starting today more data on them will be posted. Chief Operating Officer of St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings Michael Skeehan on his hospital’s situation. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Untitled-7-1.mp3

Billings Clinic CEO Emphasizes Public’s Reaction To Health Official Guideline Requests Will Determine Future Restriction Possibilities

Tuesday Billings Clinic CEO Dr. Scott Ellner emphasized the public’s reaction to repeated health official guideline requests for COVID-19 protection guidelines will determine whether or not there will be new restrictions imposed. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Untitled-5-1.mp3

Yellowstone County Public Health Officer John Felton Promises New Restrictions If Infections Go Higher

In September Yellowstone County recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases its highest number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Billings and 22 COVID-19 related deaths. Monday during a press conference Yellowstone County Public Health Officer John Felton said due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Yellowstone County new restric...

Yellowstone County Public Health Officer John Felton Promises New Restrictions If Infections Go Higher

In September Yellowstone County recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases its highest number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Billings and 22 COVID-19 related deaths. Monday during a press conference Yellowstone County Public Health Officer John Felton said due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Yellowstone County new restric...