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 3rd, 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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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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3/28/2020 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/

 

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/.

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/.

City of Bozeman Closures and Changes in Service in Response to COVID – 19

City of Bozeman Closures and Changes in Service in Response to COVID – 19

Press Release

For immediate release:  March 23, 2020

Bozeman, MT – Starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the City of Bozeman will be closing City Hall and the Alfred Stiff Professional Building to the public. As social distancing becomes increasingly critical, public desks and offices will be closed with no public access. City Departments will continue to complete essential work duties. The Bozeman Police Department and the Bozeman Fire Department will continue to provide for our community’s essential health and safety needs.

Some of our Public Works services, including Solid Waste curbside pick-up, will also continue. City Departments, including Finance and Community Development, will continue to provide services with some modifications.  The City’s website will be updated regularly with current information as these operational decisions are made in the midst of our community’s rapidly changing conditions.

All non-essential public meetings are canceled until further notice.

The following City Buildings are CLOSED to the public:

City Hall

Alfred Stiff Professional Building

The Bozeman Public Library, including book drop

Story Mill Community Center

Beall Park Center

All parks facilities and meeting spaces, including the Lindley Center and Story Mansion

The Bozeman Swim Center

Water Reclamation Facility

Water Treatment Plant

City Shops

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

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Bozeman City Commission March 23, 2020 Meeting Virtual ONLY

City of Bozeman March 23rd, 2020 City Commission Meeting Virtual ONLY

For immediate release:  March 23, 2020

Press Release

Bozeman, MT – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, today, Monday, March 23, 2020, the City of Bozeman’s City Commission meeting will be held with no physical public presence allowed in the meeting room.  The City will provide an opportunity for the public to observe and participate in the meeting.

The City Commission Agenda has been revised and can be found on the Bozeman website. The agenda will include public comment and consent items.  All Action Items will be moved to another future meeting date.

Community members can stream the meeting online at https://www.bozeman.net/services/city-tv-and-streaming-audio or watch on Cable Channel 190, starting at 6:00.

Written public comment can be submitted via email at agenda@bozeman.net, or submitted through the website at https://www.bozeman.net/government/city-clerk/public-comment.

People wishing to give oral public comment during the March 23rd, 2020 City Commission meeting must send an email or text as described below and will be called by the City during the meeting and be given their opportunity to give three minutes of public comment over the telephone.

There are two ways to submit a request to give oral public comment:

  1. Email agenda@bozeman.net. Name and a phone number should be included that can be used to call during the meeting. Please indicate the agenda item you wish to comment on.
  2. Text 406-224-3967. Name and a phone number should be included that can be used to call during the meeting. Please indicate the agenda item you wish to comment on.

Requests for Call-in Public Comment should submit their request before the meeting start time, 6:00 PM, however, requests during the meeting will be responded to if they prior to the close of public comment.

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