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Governor Steve Bullock ordered on Wednesday July 15th that masks or face covering are mandatory in any indoor space open to the public and outdoor gatherings where 50 people or more may gather and social distancing in not possible statewide across Montana in every county with 4 or more active cases of COVID-19.  Here is a link to his full order - Mandatory Mask Order Statewide... read more
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Governor Bullock announced on Tuesday May 19th at 3 pm that he will move Montana to Phase 2 of our Reopening beginning on June 1, 2020.  The biggest change in Phase 2 is eliminating the 14 day quarantine for out of state travel and gatherings where social distancing can not be followed will increase to 50 people.  It also allows 75% capacity to restaurants, bars, casinos, child care facilities, gyms & pools if they can maintain the social distancing & sanitation rules.  Bowling alleys and con... read more
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Yellowstone National Park announced today a 3 phased opening beginning on May 18th.  On May 18th at 12 pm, the Park will open the East entrance and the South entrance ONLY and access to the southern loop of the Grand Loop road.  You can only exit the park through these same two entrances.This opening will include access to restrooms, self service gas stations, trails and boardwalks.  What will NOT be open is: The Montana entrances (North, West, and Northeast) will remain closed. The park is consulti... read more
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Bozeman Schools Will Not Reopen This Spring

Posted by Mark Corner on April 27, 2020 in  Corona Virus Resources
During a Bozeman School Board meeting Monday night April 27th, the board of trustees voted unanimously to not reopen schools this spring and continue with remote learning.  Montana Governor Steve Bullock's order allows schools to reopen after May 7th but gave school reopening authority to each school district.  The Bozeman School Board did not discuss High School graduation but Superintendent Bob Connors said there will be a graduation ceremony but it may not look like past graduations.  The Butte Sc... read more
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State Campgrounds to Reopen Beginning May 1

Posted by Mark Corner on April 24, 2020 in  Corona Virus Resources
The following FWP updates are in response to Gov. Bullock’s plan announced on Wednesday:• Overnight camping opportunities will resume at State Parks on May 1.• Campers between May 1st and May 15th may encounter reduced amenities or limited services that are typical for the opening of early-season recreational sites• Group sites, including fishing piers, will open May 1.• At all sites, social distancing guidelines must be strictly followed.• Visitor centers and park offices are still c... read more
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