On Sunday March 22nd, Gallatin County had 10 cases of the Corona Virus. By Monday night March 23rd the total had jumped to 16 cases. The 4 newest cases did not have any travel outside of Montana indicating the virus had spread through Community Transmission. This is why health officials are still suggesting we practice "Social Distancing" as much as possible.
President Trump has agreed to extend the driver's license Real ID deadline for Montana to September 30, 2021. Amid all the DMV office closures due to the Corona Virus, it would be difficult for all Montanans to change their driver's licenses to be Real ID compliant by October 1, 2020. The new Montana Real ID driver's licenses display the white and gold star in the upper right hand corner. Senator Steve Daines has introduced a bill in the Senate for this extension.
By 5 pm Sunday evening March 22nd, the Gallatin County Corona cases reached 10. The latest two cases are unique because the infected parties did not have recent travel from outside the state or outside of the U.S. They contracted Corona from someone locally. Something the Gallatin County Health Department is keeping a close eye on and trying to track where the 2 new cases have been within the community. There are 34 cases this evening across the state of Montana.
President Trump had extended the Tax Filing Deadline from April 15th to July 15th with no penalties or interest for taxes owed or paying the April 15th quarterly estimates. And in Montana, Governor Bullock followed suit and extended the Montana Tax Filing Deadline to July 15th as well with no penalties or interest for taxes owed. They recommend that if you are expecting a refund, please file as soon as possible and refunds are still being processed now.