This week, the Missoula City-County Health Department implemented a shortened quarantine of seven days for close contacts who meet the criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do so.
Missoula City County Health Officer Ellen Leahy is warning those who are beginning to relax about the COVID pandemic that cases are rising once again in Missoula County, with younger people being hospitalized.
After over 30 years of service, Missoula City County Health Officer Ellen Leahy will be retiring at the end of June, and the Missoula Board of Health has released the names of four candidates who will be considered to replace her.
Missoula City County Health Officer Ellen Leahy told KGVO News on Tuesday that she and the health department were not caught off guard by Governor Greg Gianforte’s announcement that all Montanans will be eligible to be vaccinated starting April 1.
Both the Mayor and the Missoula County Commissioners have officially asked Health Officer Ellen Leahy to institute a mandatory masking order ‘in businesses licensed by the Missoula City County Health Department or City of Missoula’.
At a press conference conducted by Mayor John Engen and a plethora of city and county officials on Friday, the City County Health Department imposed more stringent guidelines on what businesses may open as per Governor Bullock’s order of April 22.