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Governor Bullock Announces Phase One Reopening of Montana

With a slowing in COVID-19 Cases, Governor Bullock announced his plan today to slowly reopen the state. He admits the first step asks a lot from employers, including making special commendations for vulnerable employees, encouraging Telework wherever possible, and ensuring that ill employees are able to stay at home. The phased-in approach wil...

Governor Could Ease Restrictions

UPDATE: The Governor Steve Bullock will be holding a Press Conference Today. We will report on the expected changes from the Governor during the 5:00 News Hour. MTN reported earlier that Governor is expected to reveal changes to the Montana stay at home order he put in place March 26th sometime today although an   exact time is not yet known. ...

Governor Bullock Secures Personal Protective Gear

Governor Steve Bullock has announced he has secured hundreds of thousands of face masks shields and gloves from private market distributors to protect Montana health care workers on the front lines of the response to COVID-19. They include 244,200 KN95 masks 110,000 surgical masks 54,500 face shields and 55,000 gloves. The supplies have been d...

Governor Bullock Secures Personal Protective Gear

Governor Steve Bullock has announced he has secured hundreds of thousands of face masks shields and gloves from private market distributors to protect Montana health care workers on the front lines of the response to COVID-19. They include 244,200 KN95 masks 110,000 surgical masks 54,500 face shields and 55,000 gloves. The supplies have been d...

USDA Temporarily Defers Loan Payments

The USDA will temporarily defer payments for borrowers participating in the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan program. It provides loan and grants for rural communities to build and maintain hospitals medical clinics or other community resources like community center s and equipment for law enforcement.

Governor’s Directive Makes Social Distancing Easier with Routine Health Services

Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive Tuesday to make it easier for Montanans to continue following social distancing guidelines and receive routine health services.  It requires health insurers to provide the same coverage for telehealth services for in-person services. It also expands access to the types of technologies that can be used ...