4/2/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

 

 

 

 

 

For immediate release: April 2, 2020 

As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 4:50 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 2 patients in the county are hospitalized.

For the full press release see here.

In our effort to routinely provide the community with updates Matt Kelley, Health Officer for the Gallatin City-County Health Department, will be holding a virtual press conference on Friday, April 2nd, at 2 p.m. Mountain Time.

Matt 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: 225 179 256#

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/.

City of Bozeman Commission Meetings to be held using online video conferencing system

 

For immediate release:  April 2, 2020

Contact:
City of Bozeman
Melody Mileur, Communications Coordinator
406-579-9237 (cell)
Email: mmileur@bozeman.net

Bozeman, MT – Due to the State of Montana’s Stay at Home Order and the City’s Emergency Declaration closing City facilities to public access, the April 6, 2020 meeting of the City of Bozeman’s City Commission will be held virtually, with no physical public presence allowed in the meeting room.

Nationwide, municipalities are weighing the need for continued public participation in the deliberation and decision making of their elected governing bodies, while ensuring that public safety is the top priority.  As physically convening is not an option due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Bozeman staff have worked to create a process for viewing and participating in public meetings, as well as creating new opportunities for the public to give written and oral public comment.

The agenda for the Monday, April 6th meeting of the Bozeman City Commission can be found on the City of Bozeman’s website.  As part of the City Commission’s meeting on April 6, 2020 the Commission will hear two appeals regarding the Armory Hotel project. Information related to each appeal is included in the City Commission’s agenda and can be found by clicking here.  This meeting will be held using Webex, an online videoconferencing system.

The public can join this meeting:

Via Webex:

https://bozeman.webex.com/bozeman/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4de8dcdf39dd37f87ba8bcda8af28dd2

Click the Register link, enter the required information, and click submit.

Click Join Now to enter the meeting.

Via Phone:

United States Toll

+1-408-418-9388

Access code: 963 550 754

As usual, this meeting can also be viewed by streaming it on your computer or smartphone through the Commission’s video page (click “Streaming Live” in the drop down menu), or by watching it on cable channel 190.

The public may submit written and oral public comment in a number of ways:

Written public comment may be submitted before 12:00 PM on Monday, April 6th, 2020 by sending an email to agenda@ bozeman.net.  Written public comment may also be submitted by visiting the Commission’s comment page.

The public may also give oral comment by joining the Webex meeting, with the link and instructions to join the meeting listed above.

For those not able to join the Webex meeting and would like to provide oral comment, a request may be sent to agenda@bozeman.net or texted to 406-224-3967 with a phone number and the agenda item(s) of interest.  The City Clerk will call that person during the meeting to provide comment.

For more information about changes in service for City of Bozeman departments as well as building closures, visit the City of Bozeman website. For the most accurate local source of information on COVID-19 visit the Gallatin City County Health Department website.

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4/1/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

 


For immediate release: April 1, 2020

As of Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 79 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

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/.

CORRECTED: 3/31/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


CORRECTION: The total number of cases in Gallatin County has been corrected. The correct information is bolded below. We received our latest results immediately after we sent our initial release. We apologize for any confusion.

For immediate release: March 31, 2020

As of Monday, March 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

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/.

3/31/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: March 31, 2020

As of Monday, March 31, 2020, at 4:50 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

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/.

Gallatin County to Conduct June 2 Primary Election By Mail Ballot

Gallatin County Election Department
Press Release


For immediate release: March 31, 2020

The Gallatin County Election Department will be conducting the June 2, 2020 primary election by mail ballot. Per the Governor’s directive, ballots will be sent on May 8.

The voter registration period for this election has been limited to 10 days rather than the usual 30 days. An individual who is not registered to vote can obtain a voter registration application on the Secretary of State’s website or the county Election Department website. After completing the form, it can be mailed to or deposited at the election office (311 W. Main St. Room 210, Bozeman MT 59715)

The late registration period begins on May 27. During late registration, voters must appear in-person at the election office in order to register to vote or make changes to their voter registration.

For mail ballot elections, only voters who have an active status will be mailed a ballot. Voters who are currently inactive should call the Election Department to determine the reason for inactivation and what action may need to occur in order to be returned to active status. A voter can review their status by using the My Voter Page or contacting the election office at 406-582-3060 or gallatin.elections@gallatin.mt.gov.

The Election Department recently mailed letters to inactive voters that appeared on the postal service’s National Change of Address (NCOA) registry in order to better facilitate address updates and reactivation.

We are currently working with the facilities that would have been polling places to determine if we can use their parking lots as ballot drop-off locations. More information will be provided as these opportunities develop.

We are awaiting guidance from the Secretary of State’s Office and working with the Gallatin City-County Health Department regarding social distancing requirements as it affects in-person voting and complying with the Ballot Interference Prevention Act (BIPA). We are currently configuring the placement of voting booths and working to determine how best to serve the public while remaining mindful of the safety of the voters and election workers.

Media contact:
Eric Semerad, Gallatin County Clerk & Recorder
eric.semerad@gallatin.mt.gov
582-3054

City of Bozeman Playgrounds to Close April 2, 2020

 

For immediate release: March 31, 2020 

Contact:
City of Bozeman
Melody Mileur, Communications Coordinator
406-579-9237 (cell)
Email: mmileur@bozeman.net

Bozeman, MT— Starting Thursday, April 2, 2020 the City of Bozeman will be closing all City of Bozeman public playgrounds until further notice to help stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.)

The closure includes all 52 play structures, swings, slides, climbing apparatus (including climbing boulders), spinners, spring toys, zip lines, and any other equipment associated with a playground. The closure also includes the City of Bozeman Skate Park at Kirk Park. The closure does not include City of Bozeman parks or dog parks.

Parks and Recreation Director Mitch Overton says, “These structures are high touch areas and even in these very strict times, dozens if not more children can utilize and touch these hard surfaces each day. We recognize our role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and we do not feel like we are able to keep the structures sanitized in a way that meets or exceeds CDC guidelines.”

Director Overton also added, “Now more than ever, we wholeheartedly support the wise use of City of Bozeman parks and trails for health and wellness. Please enjoy our beautiful natural resources but follow guidelines and practice social distancing.”

As of March 24, 2020 all City of Bozeman facilities are closed to public access. This includes City Hall, the Alfred Stiff Professional Building, the Bozeman Public Library, and Parks and Recreation buildings and facilities.

For more information about City of Bozeman closures, changes in services, and response to COVID-19 please visit the City’s website.

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3/30/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: March 30, 2020

As of Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

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/.

Logan Landfill Updates Procedures Due to COVID-19

P.O. Box 461
Three Forks, MT 59752
Phone: 406-582-2492
Fax: 406-582-2491


For immediate release: March 30, 2020

The Gallatin County Logan Landfill will be open during normal business hours with restricted payment options to minimize public contact and enhance protections for solid waste employees. Effective March 30, 2020 the Logan Landfill will be suspending all cash/check payment transactions at the Logan Landfill Scale until further notice. The Logan Landfill will only accept credit/debit/Visa cash cards and charge account payments for residential and commercial customer disposal at the landfill.  

The Bozeman Convenience Site will remain closed. The site closure includes the cancellation of the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) event scheduled for April 11, 2020. All operations at the Bozeman Convenience Site are suspended until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted at the facility.

The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District’s Fix-It Clinic at the Lindley Center scheduled for April 18, 2020 and the Free E-waste collection event scheduled for April 25, 2020 at the Logan Landfill are postponed and will be rescheduled in the future.

This is an evolving and rapidly changing situation due to the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency, as COVID-19 restrictions are rescinded, the Gallatin Solid Waste Management District will resume regular operations as soon as possible at both the Logan Landfill and Bozeman Convenience Site. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please contact the Gallatin Solid Waste Management District at 406-284-4029 for questions and additional information.

3/29/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: March 29, 2020

As of Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. Gallatin County has a total of 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, zero patients in the county are hospitalized.

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/.