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CDC Mask Recommendations To End Next Month

The Transportation Security Administration has announced mandatory masking in transportation hubs will end April 18th based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, Montana Representative Matt Rosendale has joined 16 other Republican members of Congress in suing the CDC citing government overreach.

Rep. Rosendale Joins Lawsuit Against CDC

Seventeen Republican members of Congress including Montana’s Matt Rosendale have sued the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking an end to the federal rule requiring passengers on commercial flights and in airports to wear masks. The CDC extended the air travel mandate which was set to expire Friday last week to April 18th. Th...

Montana Continuing To Drop Mask Recommendations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less severe COVID cases means less masking is needed. In Montana, there are now 36 counties that are free to go without masks indoors compared to 16 last week. The number of counties with masking recommendations still in place decreased from 44 counties last week to 20 this week. Las...

COVID-Protection Funds For Montana Prisons Not Yet Spent

Kaiser Health News reporter Katheryn Houghton reports Montana has yet to spend any of the $2.5 million in federal aid it received last summer to boost COVID detection and mitigation in the state’s prison and jails. That’s because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised concerns about the state’s spending plan causing the st...

State Hospital Placed on “Immediate Jeopardy”

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service inspectors have placed the state psychiatric facility in Warm Springs on “immediate jeopardy” status after they found patients had fallen 113 times between June and August 2021 and employees told them staffing documentation had been altered to not list patients whose needs required one-on-o...

Numerous Montana Schools Find High Lead Levels In Drinking Water

In early 2020, the state of Montana required all public schools to test their drinking water for lead and they were given until December 31 of this year to take initial samples. Of the Montana schools that have met the state’s program deadline, most of the 560 Montana schools show high levels of lead in school drinking water.  According ...