COVID-19 threat has local impacts

 

March 20, 2020

A sign posted on the door of Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka reads: "ATTENTION ALL VISITORS AND POTENTIAL PATIENTS. TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND RESIDENTS, WE ARE SCREENING ALL PERSONS PRIOR TO ENTRANCE."

As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world and country, the threat of the virus has made significant local impacts.

Last Thursday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency. On Friday night the Montana High School Association (MHSA) announced that the remainder of all state basketball tournaments would be canceled, ending the Carter County High School Lady Bulldogs' season after a semi-final loss at the Class C Tournament in Missoula where several fans were attending. On Sunday, Governor Bullock directed all public K-12 schools in Montana to close for two weeks. Thes...



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