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County goes beyond Bullock mandate

Mask Up
By 
Sam Klomhaus — Enterprise Staff Writer
Thursday, July 23, 2020
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DR. LAUREL DESNICK

The Park County Health Department announced Wednesday the county is requiring masks for anyone in an indoor public space regardless of number of active COVID-19 cases in the county.

The decision was made by the City-County Board of Health, according to a Wednesday evening press release from the board. 

足球滚球比分Gov. Steve Bullock announced a mask mandate last week for anyone in an indoor public space or large outdoor gathering in counties with four or more active cases. The health board’s decision removes the minimum case requirement.

足球滚球比分Park County Health Officer Dr. Laurel Desnick said Thursday the county mask mandate is “ongoing.”

The Health Department also announced Thursday that gatherings are being limited to 50 people through Labor Day.

Desnick said in the release the number if visitors to the county in the summer months puts it at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks.

“We are a high-risk community and this is our highest-risk time of year,” Desnick said in the release. “We just know that less is better when it comes to people gathering. Alcohol disinhibits. Unstructured events are more dangerous than sitting in your seats. We want this in place to get us through the summer.”

Desnick said the Labor Day date was chosen because travel is predicted to decrease by then.

足球滚球比分“We presume at that point, the outside influence (of the virus) will be greatly diminished,” Desnick said.

The City-County Board of Health voted Friday to amend the mask order and voted Tuesday to limit gathering sizes, according to the press release.

“These changes reflect the fact that the county is a gateway community for tourists and a destination for all Montanans. It’s our obligation to ensure the orders fit our setting,” Park County Emergency Management Director Greg Coleman said in the release.

Park County reported one new COVID-19 case Thursday, and currently reports five active cases. Park County has reported 34 cases overall.

足球滚球比分Montana reported 94 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 2,910 overall, 1,280 of which are active.

Montana has reported 43 total deaths attributed to the coronavirus and 180 total hospitalizations, 54 of which are currently hospitalized.

According to the Board of Health release, the county’s COVID-19 team will visit businesses, host question  and answer sessions, and issue tip sheets on the mandate in the coming weeks.

Masks are available at Livingston Ace Hardware, Out of the Blue, Gardiner Chamber of Commerce, Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, a pop-up stand south of the Gardiner Market and Stop The Car in Silver Gate, according to the release.

足球滚球比分“It is a lot of splitting hairs, but we are trying to stop a super-spreader and this has been determined to be one approach, not doing big parties and big events,” Desnick said in the release. “It’s not perfect, but the bigger you go, the more concerning it gets.”

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Enterprise Staff Writer Ryan Peerboom contributed to this article.