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1st Influenza Death In Montana Reported For 2022

Montana’s first pediatric and first influenza death of the flu season has been confirmed. RiverStone Health in Billings was recently notified of the death of a Yellowstone County child due to influenza. The child had underlying health conditions was not vaccinated against influenza and died on Christmas Eve. In Montana the last flu-relat...

Billings Hospitals To Follow Federal Vaccine Mandate

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued its final interim rule requiring most Medicare and Medicaid providers’ staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and despite some public outcry across Montana Billings’ providers are ready to comply. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports.

Rural Montana Schools Struggling To Fill Vacancies

The problem of high turnover remains the same across Montana where 65% of rural schools in remote settings report difficulty filling vacancies compared with 35% of nonrural schools. This school year, with the coronavirus pandemic making it even harder to bring in teachers from elsewhere, education leaders in the state issued 122 emergency waiv...

State Legislature To Resume After Positive COVID-19 Case

The state Legislature will be back to normal Tuesday with floor sessions and in-person committee meetings with the House gaveling back in at 10 and the senate at one. This comes after fewer than a dozen legislators who were close contacts of a lobbyist COVID-19 case announced they are quarantining following public health protocols. No legislat...