City of Bozeman encourages use of online and alternative services as COVID-19 cases rise  

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/10/2020

Contact:
City of Bozeman
Melody Mileur, Communications Coordinator
406-582-2322 (office)
406-579-9237 (cell)
Email: mmileur@bozeman.net

Bozeman, MT— As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on and cases continue to increase in Gallatin County, the City of Bozeman is encouraging residents to avoid coming in person to city buildings when other options for service are available.

During this time of year the City’s Finance Department will receive payments on city assessments from all property owners in Bozeman. Options for payment include:

    • Paying online through the City’s secured vendor
    • Dropping a payment in the mail or in the secure drop box at City Hall
    • Paying over the phone
    • Lastly, paying in person at City Hall in the Finance Department

Other common items that may be handled online or over the phone include: paying parking tickets, paying utility bills, pet licensing, and liquor licensing.

Visit the City’s website and connect with departments to see what options exist. Many departments offer online, phone or virtual options for conducting business or meeting with staff.

At this time, city buildings are open to the public to assist those who do not have access to phone, mobile device, or computer to conduct their business.

City Manager Jeff Mihelich says, “Right now we must all do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The City is proud to offer so many ways for residents to conduct their business. Making the choice to stay home or limit interactions in your daily tasks is best for keeping employees, and you, as safe as possible.”

For more information about COVID-19 in Gallatin County visit the Gallatin City-County Health Department website. 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.

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9/29/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: September 29, 2020

As of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,436. There are 132 confirmed active cases and three current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,300 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

9/28/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: September 28, 2020

As of Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 63 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, for a cumulative total of 1,424. There are 148 confirmed active cases and three current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,272 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

9/11/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: September 11, 2020

As of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has ten new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,169. There are 45 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 1,120 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

Also on Friday, Gallatin City-County Health Department announced that a Gallatin County resident who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away due to underlying health conditions. COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing factor in her death. The person was a female in her 90s who died in late August. Gallatin City-County Health Department received the official death certificate this week that attributed the death to significant underlying health conditions and listed COVID-19 as a significant contributing factor in her death.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family,” said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. “We ask that Gallatin County citizens continue taking measures and following guidelines to keep our community safe. The virus remains dangerous and is still in our community. We must stay vigilant to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Out of respect for the family, no further details will be released.

This is the fourth death in Gallatin County related to COVID-19, and will be included in tomorrow’s state update.

More data can be found on Gallatin City-County Health Department’s dashboard on our website here. This dashboard will be updated by 12 p.m. daily. Information on statewide cases continue to be found here

Weekly COVID-19 surveillance reports can be found here. New reports are released each Friday. You can find the Sept. 11 report here.

Please note that local data may differ from data about Gallatin County provided by the state as the Gallatin City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the state.

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.

A PDF version of this press release can be found here.

9/10/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: September 10, 2020

As of Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,160. There are 43 confirmed active cases and two current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,114 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

9/9/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: September 9, 2020

As of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,151. There are 45 confirmed active cases and 2 current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,103 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

9/8/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: September 8, 2020

As of Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, September 4, for a cumulative total of 1,144. There are 39 confirmed active cases and 2 current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,102 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

Bozeman Police Chief to retire

For immediate release: August 26, 2020

Contact: Bozeman Police Chief, Steve Crawford
406-582-2031 (office)

Bozeman, MT – Bozeman Police Chief Steve Crawford has announced his intent to retire as he has accepted a position with the State of Montana, Department of Justice to become the next Bureau Chief of the Narcotics Bureau within the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.

Chief Crawford will retire from the City of Bozeman effective September 10, 2020.  Chief Crawford began his career in 1994 as a patrol officer and served in many assignments and areas within the organization during his twenty-six year career with the BPD.  He has been the chief of police since May of 2015.

Chief Crawford noted, “Whether it was as a patrol officer in the beginning of my career, or in one of the many other roles that I have been fortunate enough to serve in, including the last five plus years as the chief of police, I have greatly valued the opportunities to give back to our community that I have been afforded as a member of this department and the City of Bozeman. 

I am also very proud of the accomplishments of the men and women of our police department, where it is positioned now, as well as moving forward into the future.  From the newest officer to the interim chief, you will find no finer group of professionals that will continue to serve our community and keep it the safest large city, and whom I’m very proud to have served with.

I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Montana in my next professional chapter.”

City Manager Jeff Mihelich will appoint Deputy Chief Jim Veltkamp as the interim chief while the City develops a recruiting and hiring process to begin the search for the next chief.

Police Chief Steve Crawford, courtesy of the City of Bozeman

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8/26/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: August 26, 2020

As of Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,051. There are 31 confirmed active cases and 0 current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,017 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

8/17/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: August 17, 2020

As of Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has had 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, Aug. 14, for a cumulative total of 1,010. There are 40 confirmed active cases and no current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 967 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.