By Raquel Williams
Carter County Public Health Nurse 

COVID-19 updates

Bullock announces Montana will move to Phase II of reopening plan on June 1


As of Tuesday, May 19, Montana reports 471 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 18 active cases, and 16 deaths from the disease. State officials also report that 65 of the cases have resulted in hospitalizations, with 5 patients currently hospitalized, and 437 patients considered recovered.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global threat, in reality, it comes down to communities to implement local mitigation strategies to slow the transmission of the virus. Mitigation is the action of reducing the severity or seriousness of something; in this case, mitigation is done to prevent or minimize catastrophic events caused by COVID-19. Since there are no vaccines or medications available to prevent or treat COVID-19, community mitigation is crucial right now. Montanans have been proactive and taken measures early to slow the transmission, and it shows. The state of Monta...

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