April 2 – Glacier Park International Airport to Screen Passengers Following Air Travel
Based on a directive issued on March 30 by Montana Governor Steve Bullock, the Montana National Guard will be screening deplaning passengers at all commercial airports in Montana including Glacier Park International Airport. More…

April 1 – Governor Bullock Announces Additional Guidance for Childcare Facilities to Ensure Access for Essential Workers
The state cannot effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic if healthcare providers, first responders, and other Montanans performing essential functions cannot work because they are home caring for young children. More…

March 31 – Governor Bullock Directive Implementing Limits on Evictions Foreclosures and Utilities
Many Montanans are faced with the loss of their income and with it, the ability to pay their rent or mortgage…it is essential to public health and human safety that Montanans not be subject to eviction for foreclosure, or other actions that might coerce a homeowner or renter into surrendering their home or rental, for lack of payment during the emergency. More…

March 31 – Governor Bullock Provides Measures to Allow Loans to Medical and Health Facilities for Operating Expenses
As an important provider of financing for the healthcare sector in the state, the Montana Facility Finance Authority (MFFA) has maintained communication with the healthcare sector in Montana to monitor the scope of COVID-19 impacts on Montana’s community health facilities. It has become clear that Montana health facilities need immediate financial support for operating expenses during this crisis. More…

March 30 – Governor Bullock Announces Mandatory Quarantine for Travelers
In consultation with public health experts, health care providers, and emergency management professionals, I have determined that it is essential to the health, safety, and welfare of the State of Montana during the ongoing state of emergency that all travelers, including Montanans, arriving in Montana from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of the person’s presence in Montana, whichever is shorter. More…

March 27 – Glacier National Park is Further Modifying Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic…Effective at 5 pm on March 27, 2020, Glacier National Park will be closed to all park visitors until further notice. More…

March 26 – Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers on the frontlines and seeks to limit long term impacts to the state’s economy. More…

March 25 – Governor Bullock Directive Providing for Measures to Implement the 2020 June Primary Election Safely
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to grow across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged states to “[e]ncourage voters to use voting methods that minimize direct contact with other people and reduce crowd size at polling stations.” More…

March 24 – Governor Bullock Extends Closures and Social Distancing
To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, it is necessary immediately to implement measures to ensure social distancing to prevent the spread of disease. Such an approach will not only reduce the overall number of infections in the state and preserve increasingly scarce health care resources, but it will allow Montanans an opportunity to continue working without being subject to unnecessary risk. More…

March 20 –Governor Bullock Announces Closure of Dine-In Food Service and Alcoholic Beverage Businesses, and Other Activities that Pose Enhanced Risks to Curtail Spread of COVID-19
To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses and other activities that pose enhanced health risks, effective at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. More…

March 20 – Governor Bullock Extends Montana’s Tax Filing Deadline
Governor Steve Bullock today extended the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers to July 15 in accordance with the new federal filing deadline. More…

March 19 – CISA Releases Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.  As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” More…

March 19 – Flathead County Order of Health Officer
All bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, casinos, gyms, fitness facilities, athletic centers, workout studios, ice skating rinks, indoor climbing venues, indoor sporting arenas, cinemas, and theatres shall be closed to the public effective at 6:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 through Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. pending further notification. More…

March 19 – Governor Bullock Issues Travel Advisory to Slow Spread of COVID-19
Governor Steve Bullock today issued a travel advisory for Montanans who have traveled internationally to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to Montana. More…

March 19 – Governor Bullock: Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing additional direction related to school closures
Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 declare that a state of emergency exists in Montana due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. On March 15, 2020, I issued a Directive pursuant to these executive orders directing the closure of all non-residential public schools in Montana through March 27, 2020, and providing that all eligible schools will continue to receive all state payments. More…

March 17 – Governor Bullock: COVID-19 Update: Public K-12 Schools Closed, Social Distancing Measures Implemented
This week, I announced a set of directives and guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable Montanans, including closing our public K-12 schools, adhering to social distancing, and limiting visitation at nursing home facilities. More…

March 15 – BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 6201, Coronavirus Aid Deal (Corrected)
Individuals affected by the novel coronavirus could receive paid leave, food assistance and unemployment insurance would be expanded, and Medicaid funding to states would be increased under the House-passed version of H.R. 6201. More…

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