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COVID-19

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

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago

Supreme Court halts vaccine rule for businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large busi...

Updated 2 months ago
2nd group of states challenges health worker vaccine mandate

A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

Updated 2 months ago
Antibody infusions a 'game-changer' in fight against Covid

The first wave of Covid-19 peaked in the Flathead Valley exactly a year ago this week. Active cases in the county climbed to nearly 2,500 — the highest of th...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Lawsuits over workplace vaccine rule focus on states' rights

More than two dozen Republican-led states filed lawsuits Friday challenging President Joe Biden's vaccine requirement for private companies, setting up a hig...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Kids' Covid shots available at Flathead clinic

The Flathead City-County Health Department will begin administering Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 next week.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Gianforte nixed a kids’ vaccine campaign, so health officials plan their own

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote covid-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the sum...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
U.S. gives final clearance to Covid-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opens a major expansion of the nation's vaccinat...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy recovering from Covid

After nearly losing his life to Covid-19, Ben Fisher has changed his mind about getting vaccinated against the virus.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Special counsel requests information in hospital complaint

The Legislature's special counsel has given Montana's attorney general a Nov. 5 deadline to turn over information related to his office's investigation into ...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Legal challenges stack up over state vax law and federal mandate

Two breaking legal developments on the vaccination front occurred in quick succession Friday.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flathead health officials confirm first flu case in over a year

Flathead County confirmed its first flu case of the season on Thursday.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Relief funds recommended to recruit health care workers

A commission created to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funding to help stabilize Montana's economy recommended Wednesday that the governor allocate $4 mill...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Covid surge pushes Kalispell hospital over capacity

Logan Health opened its temporary alternate care unit this week as a mounting number of Covid-19 patients continues to tax the Kalispell hospital’s bed capac...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'

Democratic leaders in the Montana Legislature are asking for an investigation into whether the attorney general abused his power by sending a Montana Highway...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Covid-19 treatment clinic opens at Butte hospital

The state has helped open a monoclonal antibody infusion clinic at St. James Health in Butte as part of an effort to reduce the severity of Covid-19 cases an...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care

Three public officials threatened doctors at a Helena hospital after they refused to treat a Covid-19 patient with ivermectin, a drug to treat parasites that...