The Missoula City County Health Department has issued new more relaxed restrictions for long term care facilities and nursing homes with communal spaces, following Governor Gianforte’s order expanding vaccinations to all over the age of 16 in Montana.
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.
Despite the fact that Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced that the statewide mask mandate will be allowed to expire on Friday, the mandate will remain in place in Missoula County, according to the City County Health Department.
Missoula attorney Quentin Rhoades, who in November sued then Governor Steve Bullock over mask mandates, has now filed suit against the Missoula County Health Department on behalf of several local businesses and one individual.
With the state of COVID 19 and athletics worldwide, it was good news from the University of Montana that men's and women's basketball will begin their seasons, however, without fans in the Dahlberg Arena.
Over the last several days after last weekend’s record cold and snow, the air quality in the Missoula Valley deteriorated, according to Missoula City County Health Department Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield.