Friday, March 05, 2021


The latest news on COVID-19 and how it affects Northwest Montana.

Updated 2 days, 3 hours ago

UK variant of COVID detected in Gallatin County

Three cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant have been identified in Gallatin County, the Department of Public Healt...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Kalispell schools to keep mask mandate

The Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved the district’s recommendation to continue requiring masks be worn in schools.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Kalispell schools set special board meeting on masks

The Kalispell School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss and take public comments on the topic of requiring masks in Kalispell schools after Gov. Greg Gianforte recently lifted a stat...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
State and local authorities push for more vaccine doses

Montana State and Flathead County authorities push for more doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Lake County extends mask mandate for 30 days

Lake County Commissioners on Tuesday extended the county’s mask mandate for 30 days in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hospital relocates virus testing sites

Kalispell Regional Healthcare relocates its COVID-19 testing sites

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Districts continue to require masks in schools

School districts around Northwest Montana will continue requiring masks as part of COVID-19 mitigation measures, even though a statewide mandate was lifted b...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Montana governor lifts statewide mask mandate

Montana's statewide mask mandate that had been in place since July was lifted Friday by Gov. Greg Gianforte. But some cities and counties are keeping local m...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Whitefish ski resort will continue with masking requirement

Face coverings will continue to be required at Whitefish Mountain Resort, even as Gov. Greg Gianforte lifts the statewide mask mandate on Friday.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Governor signs liability shield, intends to lift mask rule

Saying he will lift a statewide mask requirement later this week, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill Wednesday intended to protect businesses and heal...

Updated 1 month ago
Health department overwhelmed with vaccine requests

Flathead City-County Health Department officials say those looking to be vaccinated may wait weeks for call back.

Updated 1 month ago
Montana vaccine effort ramping up, hospitalizations decline

HELENA (AP) — Montana's effort to vaccinate health care workers and those over age 70 against the coronavirus continues to ramp up while cases and hospitaliz...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Gianforte relaxes COVID-19 restrictions on businesses

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday that he is removing existing health mandates issued by his predecessor, saying the restrictions...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Bill would shield Montana businesses from COVID lawsuits

A bill introduced in the Montana Senate last week would shield businesses, nonprofits and health-care providers from lawsuits related to COVID-19 as long as ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
State prioritizes over 70, underlying conditions for vaccine

HELENA (AP) — Montana's new plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine now prioritizes people age 70 and older and those with specific underlying health cond...