Monday, August 15, 2022


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

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Judge: Montana can't enforce ban on mandating vaccines

Montana cannot enforce a state law that prevents most health care facilities from mandating vaccines while an in...

Updated 5 months ago
Canada to drop Covid tests for vaccinated visitors

Canada will no longer require a pre-arrival COVID-19 test for vaccinated travelers as of April 1.

Updated 6 months ago
Health care workers brace for consequences of vaccine mandate

As of Monday, there are mainly three types of health care workers in Montana. Those with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, those with an exemption bec...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Judge denies Montana motion to dismiss challenge to vax ban

Legal challenges to a new Montana law that prevents most businesses from requiring their employees be vaccinated against any communicable disease are moving ...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
States that shared Covid test kits now hoarding them

In a few short months, states have gone from donating surplus rapid covid-19 tests to states with shortages to hoarding them as demand driven by the spike in...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
County to hand out free at-home Covid tests

Free Covid-19 tests will be available Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
FDA halts use of antibody drugs that don't work vs. omicron

COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they don't work against the omicron variant that now accounts for nearl...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
School Covid guidance stokes health board criticism

Flathead County Commissioner Pam Holmquist adamantly defended the actions of the county health board over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic after one board...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Health department suspends contact tracing, quarantines

The Flathead City-County Health Department will no longer perform Covid-19 contact tracing or recommend quarantine measures in the general population, the de...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Omicron resistance prompts Logan Health to halt antibody program

Logan Health’s monoclonal antibody program that has successfully treated thousands of Covid-19 patients ended last week after emerging guidelines indicate th...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Logan Health to comply with Covid vaccine mandate

Logan Health is once again requiring its entire staff to get the Covid-19 vaccination in order to comply with a federal rule that was upheld by the U.S. Supr...

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
County holds final mass vaccine clinic Feb. 1

Flathead City-County Health Department will hold its final large-scale Covid-19 vaccine clinic Feb. 1 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Montana hospital recruits international nurses in tight workforce

Before Mary Venus was offered a nursing job at a hospital here, she’d never heard of Billings or visited the United States. A native of the Philippines, she ...

Updated 7 months ago
Supreme Court halts vaccine rule for businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or unde...

Updated 7 months ago
Montana orders 650,000 rapid COVID-19 tests for residents

The state of Montana has ordered 650,000 rapid COVID-19 tests to be distributed to residents through county health departments, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced...