Missoula Health Board Faces Potential Legal Challenge Over Mask Mandate

The Missoula Board of Health said Tuesday it will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for quarantining COVID-19 close contacts which could put the board in violation of state law. The Missoulian reports House Bill 702 sponsored by Republican Representative Jennifer Carlson of Manhattan bars discrimination against unvaccinated people in Montana. CDC guidance…

Senator Daines Pushes To Review Recent CDC COVID-19 Recommendations

Senator Steve Daines introduced the “Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act” Thursday. It is aimed at requiring the Government Accountability Office to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision making surrounding its reversal on mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans. This follows the CDC’s announcement of new mask guidance requiring indoor masking for…

Montana COVID Vaccine Update

Since the start of the month, state health care workers have administered about 80,000 COVID-19 vaccines. About 42% of the state’s eligible population is considered to be fully vaccinated amounting to nearly 386,000 people. County health departments are offering walk-in vaccine clinics at multiple sites throughout the state and information on vaccine availability can be…

State Legislature To Decide Where Montana Legalization Of Marijuana Tax Revenue Will Go When It Convenes Tuesday After Easter Break

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Montana’s rate of COVID-19 vaccines given is in the top tier in the nation. Now more pharmacies are coming online to administer doses, which is expected to help in the race to vaccinate all Montanans. When the state legislature reconvenes Tuesday, they’ll continue working on the…