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Responding to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for Montana's tourism industry partners

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The State of Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. We are closely monitoring the impacts of coronavirus or COVID-19 and are updating this page as-needed with new information. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Categories: Market MT

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Grants available May 7 to support homeowners, renters, small businesses, public services

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Begin Phased Reopening of Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals, and extending to businesses on Monday

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Montana Housing Guidance on COVID-19

At Montana Housing, within the Department of Commerce, we are closely monitoring the impacts of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. We will communicate with statewide housing partners any relevant information about COVID-19 and how it affects affordable homes in Montana.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act to assist workers, businesses, and sectors of the economy impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Governor Bullock to Bolster Food Security for Montana Families During Statewide COVID-19 Emergency

Actions will extend federal food assistance for more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supply at food banks and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children

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MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children. All of these changes are made available through flexibility and funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be implemented by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Friday, April 3, 2020
Categories: Montana Housing

Governor Bullock Announces Consumer Protections to Lessen Financial Hardships on Montanans During COVID-19 Pandemic

New Directive Temporarily Stops Evictions, Foreclosures and Cancellation of Utilities

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, heating and internet service.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Measure to Keep Smaller Hospitals Open

Directive allows immediate financial support for hospitals responding to COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a Directive that allows Montana hospitals and related facilities to receive financing to remain open and acquire the supplies needed to respond to COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Governor Bullock Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Montana From Another State or Country

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“While we love our visitors, we would ask that you not come visit while Montanans are watching out for one another by staying at home,” said Governor Bullock. “This is important not only to protect our health care system, but also to protect against the spread of COVID-19.”

Monday, March 30, 2020
Categories: Market MT

Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Directive asks Montanans to stay home to maximum extent possible except for essential activities, temporarily restricts all nonessential businesses and operations

Montana Capitol

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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