3/28/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: March 28, 2020

As of Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

Read 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/.

 

3/27/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: March 27, 2020

As of  Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

Read 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/

 

CHANGE OF TIME: 3/27/2020 Virtual Press Conference Updating on Gallatin County COVID-19


UPDATE: The time of today’s Gallatin City-County Health Department virtual press conference has been changed to 3 p.m. Please see updated release below.

For immediate release: March 27, 2020

Matt Kelley, Health Officer for the Gallatin City-County Health Department, will be holding a virtual press conference today, Friday, March 27, at 3 p.m. Mountain Time.

Matt will be joined virtually joined by Vickie Groeneweg, Bozeman Health Chief Nursing Officer.

He will be giving a general update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County and answering press questions.

Call-in information is below:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 406-247-0860 United States, Billings (Toll)
Conference ID: 544 714 45#

The press conference will also be streamed live on the GCCHD Facebook page.

The GCCHD 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/.

3/27/2020 Virtual Press Conference Updating on Gallatin County COVID-19


For immediate release: March 27, 2020

Matt Kelley, Health Officer for the Gallatin City-County Health Department, will be holding a virtual press conference today, Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m Mountain Time.

He will be giving a general update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County and answering press questions.

Call-in information is below:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 406-247-0860 United States, Billings (Toll)
Conference ID: 544 714 45#

The press conference will also be streamed live on the GCCHD Facebook page.

The GCCHD 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/.

 

3/26/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: March 26, 2020

As of Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:45 p.m. there are 14 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Gallatin County. That brings our total to 38 cases. Of those cases, no patients are hospitalized in the county.

For full press release see 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 Adopts Revisions of Emergency Rule

 

 

 

 

 

For immediate release:  March 26, 2020

At today’s meeting of the Gallatin City-County Board of Health the board adopted an amended emergency rule updating the emergency rule that was created on March 18, 2020 and extending the amended emergency rule to April 17, 2020.

Gallatin City-County Board of Health Chair Becky Franks says of amended emergency rule, “This is not easy. None of this is easy. This is a pandemic that none of us have seen before in our lives. It’s something that has come to our doors and as a board we need to be able to manage and try to maintain the health and safety of our public.

Read 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/.

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3/25/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

 

 

 

 

 

For immediate release: March 25, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Gallatin County. That brings our total to 24 cases.

For full press release see 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/.

Mental Health Resources Available in Gallatin County

 

For immediate release: March 25, 2020

From Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin –

In the last few weeks our mental health numbers haven’t increased dramatically, however the number of attempted and completed suicides have.

According to our community crisis responder “the acuity of mental health issues is increasing”.  Also, this information does not account for suicidal people who self-reported to the Hope House or the hospital in the same time period.

From March 6 through March 24:

111 calls for service with a nexus to mental health to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman Police Department, Belgrade Police Department, Manhattan Police Department, and Bozeman Fire Department.

35 of these were suicide threats
9 of these were suicide attempts
3 of these were completed suicides

For comparison:

Jan. 2020: 164 mental health calls (49 suicide threats, 10 suicide attempts, 5 suicides)
Feb. 2020: 150 mental health calls (60 suicide threats, 11 suicide attempts, 2 suicides)
March 2020 (to date): 144 mental health calls (45 suicide threats, 10 suicide attempts, 3 suicides)

We understand people are struggling, therefore we wanted to give people the resources available in our community and, as always, you can ask for help from your Sheriff’s Office.

While physical access to available resources is getting more restrictive, several outlets remain available for support:

The Help Center is still available by phone 24/7 at 586-3333 for crisis services and they manage an online guide to local resources (including food, housing, employment, and legal assistance) at montana211.org
Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting “MT” to 741-741
Western Montana Mental Health Center is offering online/phone therapy from the comfort of your home: call 556-6500 to schedule
– Acute Crisis Services are still available at Hope House (585-1130) and Bozeman Health Deaconess Emergency Department (585-1000). Individuals should call ahead to be directed on any changes to intake procedures.

Gallatin City-County Board of Health to Consider Revisions of Emergency Rule 

 

 

 

 

 

For immediate release:  March 25, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, 7 AM, March 26, 2020. They will review proposed revisions of the emergency rule that was created on March 18, 2020 and consider extending the rule to April 17, 2020. 

For the full press release see 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/.

3/24/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: March 24, 2020

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Gallatin County. That brings our total to 19 cases.

For full press release see 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/.