Tuesday marks one year since COVID-19 vaccinations arrived in Montana. Since then, 1,276,145 doses have been administered in the state and 52% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated.
Smoke from the wildfires burning through bone-dry forests and grasslands in the West has damaged air quality this week from California to the Eastern Seaboard.
Montana added 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and four more deaths due to the virus.
The website to register for appointments will open at 1 p.m. Friday through covid.riverstonehealth.org. A phone line, 406-651-6596, is also available for appointments, and will open at 9 a.m. Monday.
Some COVID-19 tests in Yellowstone County are being checked for signs of a variant strain of COVID-19 first identified in the United Kingdom that may be more transmissible than other more widely circulating strains.
With COVID-19 cases steadily declining in Yellowstone County, Health Officer John Felton on Thursday rescinded all local public health orders, effective immediately.
The U.S. Surgeon General ended a visit to Montana at Billings Clinic on Friday where he spoke with hospital staff and health care workers from Yellowstone County.
As COVID-19 continues to sweep through Montana, public health workers are struggling to keep up with the sheer volume of demand for contact tracing, which health officials say is one of the most basic tools they have for tracking and combating pandemics.
The typical scene of eager shoppers crowding stores and snatching products off of shelves may be a thing of the past this Black Friday as retailers find new ways to reach customers this holiday shopping season amid the pandemic.
Montana added another 1,475 COVID-19 cases and six deaths in an update Friday morning to the state's case mapping and information website.
Montana added another 1,236 COVID-19 cases in an update Thursday afternoon to the state's case mapping and information website.
The restrictions put in place by Yellowstone County's health officer last month will remain until Dec. 9, and additional restrictions could be added later this week after the county health office's medical team examines last week's data from new COVID-19 case growth and infection rates, RiverStone Health announced on Monday.
Montana added 757 COVID-19 cases Monday and the statewide total number of active cases reached an all-time high of 12,370 people, according to an update to the state's information website.
COVID-19 cases in schools would be inevitable, experts said, so long as the virus circulated in wider communities. The key would be preventing spread within schools.
The Freedom Protection Project made a stop in Billings on Tuesday to advocate its position the state's mask mandate violates the constitutional rights of Montana residents.
Another 633 COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths were reported in a Wednesday morning update to Montana's case tracking and information website.
During a Tuesday visit to Yellowstone County to meet with local officials, Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, advocated for masking and a ramp up in asymptomatic testing.
Gov. Steve Bullock announced Thursday that additional funding will be provided to hire more staff to help with enforcement of COVID-19 directives in Yellowstone County.
Montana reported another 569 COVID-19 cases Monday morning in an update to the state's case mapping and information website.
A lot of time and effort goes into following up with COVID-19 noncompliance complaints, and Yellowstone County is struggling to keep up.
Yellowstone County’s health officer announced increased restrictions Monday after the county eclipsed the benchmark of 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in a week.
Another 585 COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday in Montana, bringing the statewide active case total to 7,131.
Montana surpassed 6,300 active cases and topped 200 deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Friday.
Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Yellowstone County, local public health officials announced Monday that new restrictions could be imposed soon.