2020 Big Sky Country State Fair Cancelled; 4-H Programs to Continue

    


For immediate release: May 26, 2020

Dear Big Sky Country State Fair Community,

With many new and exciting changes planned for the 2020 Big Sky Country State Fair, we were more excited than ever to share this year’s event with you. We are heartbroken to announce that the 2020 Big Sky Country State Fair has been cancelled. However, we will be back next year bigger than ever on July 21-25, 2021.

After weeks of monitoring and discussion, we have decided that with the unforeseen circumstances and unknown future that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, and in consideration to our program partners, this is best for the safety of the public community and program partners. The health and safety of our community, our attendees, exhibitors, vendors and staff involved in the Big Sky Country State Fair must be our primary concern.

Please note that the Gallatin County 4-H programs have not cancelled shows and events for 2020. For more information please reach out to Gallatin County Extension office.

Thank you for being patient with us as we navigated this convoluted course. Our team has shifted our focus and is eagerly planning the 2021 Big Sky Country State Fair.

Sincerely,
Staff of the Big Sky Country State Fair

Gallatin City-County Board of Health to Meet May 28 to Discuss Phase 2 of Reopening


For immediate release: May 26, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Board of Health will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 7 a.m. The Board will discuss and decide on adopting a local emergency health rule for Phase 2 of reopening in Gallatin County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund Requests Show Need for Mental Health & Well-Being Support for Community

For immediate release: May 19, 2020

The Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund was created as a joint effort between the Greate Gallatin United Way and the Bozeman Area Community Foundation to streamline support and focus it to the areas of our region that need it most at this time. Initially, organizations were applying to the fund for help in providing basic needs – food security, rental assistance, and shelter. The fund has seen a shift in requests reflecting a greater need for mental health services and a focus on maintaining the general well-being of the populations being served.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Southwest Montana COAD Mental Health Team Reports Shift in Community Needs


For immediate release: May 18, 2020

Help Center 211 has reported that the need for its resource, referral, and crisis lines are up by nearly 49% since March. Over the course of this pandemic, they have seen a shift in the needs of callers.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Gallatin City-County Board of Health Signs Emergency Rule to Align With Updated Reopening Directive


For immediate release: May 13, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Board of Health voted today to amend the local emergency rule to harmonize with Gov. Bullock’s revisions to Phase 1 reopening guidelines and allow for the reopening of gyms, museums and theaters in Gallatin County starting May 15.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Gallatin City-County Health Department Receives Grant for COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance in Big Sky


For immediate release: May 12, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department has received a $79,696 grant from the Big Sky Relief Fund to help fund COVID-19 wastewater surveillance in Big Sky.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Gallatin City-County Board of Health to Meet on May 13


For immediate release: May 11, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Board of Health will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 a.m. The Board will discuss and decide on amending the local emergency rule to harmonize with Gov. Bullock’s revisions to Phase 1 reopening guidelines that allow for the reopening of gyms, museums and theaters starting May 15.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

5/10/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: May 10, 2020

As of Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has no new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 149. There are three confirmed active cases. There have been a total of 145 people recovered in Gallatin County. One person has died from COVID-19 complications.

See full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Ballots for 2020 Primary Election To Be Mailed Friday

Gallatin County Election Department


For immediate release: May 8, 2020

Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election will be mailed today to all active voters in Gallatin County. As a response to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s primary is an all-mail election.

Ballots must be received no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day, June 2, in order to be counted. Postmarks cannot be accepted.

No polls will be open for this election. However, election officials will be collecting ballots on Election Day in the parking lot of the usual polling locations.

Voters are asked to seal their envelopes with tape rather than saliva.

In-person voting will only occur at the Election Office at the Gallatin County Courthouse, room 210 at 311 W. Main St. in downtown Bozeman.

In order to minimize the need to appear in-person to register to vote during the regular registration period, the Election Department will begin accepting registration applications via email.

Registrants must use this form and they must print the form, sign it, and scan or take a picture of it before sending it in. Stylus or typed signatures will not be accepted.

Procedures to help keep the public and our staff safe are currently in place in the Election Office. To follow social distancing guidelines, only five voters are allowed into the office at one time. And we recommend calling or emailing our office to see if it is necessary to appear in-person or if the issue can be resolved over the phone or by email.

To contact the Gallatin County Election Office, call 406-582-3060 or email gallatin.elections@gallatin.mt.gov.

More information can be found on our website.

 

5/7/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: May 7, 2020

As of Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 148. There are two confirmed active cases in Gallatin County.

See the full press release here.

This week we will be hosting a virtual Community COVID Briefing featuring representatives from Gallatin County, Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky, Three Forks, West Yellowstone, Montana State University and more. The panelists will be giving updates and also taking reporter questions.

The briefing will be on Friday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. To join the briefing, follow this link.

The briefing will also be streamed live on the Gallatin City-County Health Department Facebook page.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.