COVID-19

IMPORTANT UPDATE - October 17, 2022


If you tested positive and provided a cellular phone number, you may receive a text message from CCHD containing a link to a web form. We encourage you to click the link and complete the form -- it helps us record valuable information, such as where you might have gotten sick.

Why are we doing this? Recording epidemiological information is an important part of investigating every case. Earlier in the pandemic, CCHD had numerous temporary staff who made dozens or hundreds of phone calls every day to gather this information. Automating a large portion of the case investigation allows us to keep recording this essential information with more limited staffing. It's also easier for you!

The web form is entirely confidential, secure, and HIPAA-compliant. Please only provide your information through the linked form - do not share personal information by responding directly to the text message.

You may also complete the form right here! 

Please call 406-454-6950 if you have any questions!

CURRENT COVID-19 LOCAL AND STATE CASE UPDATES


Montana state and local public health officials are monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely.

Montana Coronavirus MapState map

Montana posts weekly updates on state and county COVID-19 data, including new cases, active cases, deaths, and vaccination statistics. Click here!

Weekly updates are posted on Fridays, which are current for all data entered through the preceding Tuesday.

CCHD Updates

CCHD posts weekly updates on Cascade County COVID-19 data every Monday afternoon. These updates are current through the preceding Friday. Click here!

COVID-19 VACCINATION


COVID-19 primary immunizations and booster doses are provided at CCHD by appointment every Tuesday-Friday. CCHD also holds several drive-through and walk-in clinics each fall and winter, where both COVID-19 and influenza immunizations are offered - no appointment needed!

Click here for more information!

COVID-19 HOME TESTING


If you take a home test, please report the test results (whether positive or negative), by clicking here. It only takes a couple of minutes!

Or, you can scan this QR code:

Home Test Report QR

COVID-19 PCR TRAVEL TESTING


If you have travel plans, you may get a rapid PCR test at CCHD to help limit the spread! PCR testing is available for all travelers, even if a test is not required by the destination country or jurisdiction, and even if you are only traveling within Montana.

PCR tests are more accurate and reliable than home test kits. Results are typically available approximately 15 minutes after testing.

Please call 406-454-6950 to make an appointment for travel testing. There is a $50.00 charge for a PCR test. 

COVID-19 ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE


Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. VIEW THE UPDATED CDC GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 ISOLATION HERE.

Quarantine is used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others. VIEW THE UPDATED CDC GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 QUARANTINE HERE.

Please contact CCHD with questions at 406-454-6950 or [email protected].

COVID-19 MASKING RECOMMENDATIONS


The CDC is currently recommending masking based upon the "COVID-19 Community Level" of your area. The Community Level is determined by the number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population and the percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients - click here for details.

The current Community Level, and the applicable masking recommendations, can be viewed HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


The CDC regularly updates its site with new information about COVID-19. CLICK HERE!

If you have additional questions, please call CCHD at 406-454-6950 or email [email protected].