Current COVID-19 Cases in Cascade County
- 10/30 Health Officer Order
- COVID-19 Complaint Form
- Isolation & Quarantine Instructions
- Essential Prevention Measures
Read the latest Order of Health Officer here:
Please use the following form from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to report potential violations of COVID-19 directives or other public health and safety regulations:
ISOLATION, QUARANTINE, AND TESTING INFORMATION
1. Do you have symptoms and suspect that you may have COVID-19?
- If you are sick and think (or know) that you have COVID-19, stay home until after:
- At least 10 days since your symptoms first appeared, and
- At least 24 hours with no fever (without using fever-reducing medications), and
- Symptoms have significantly improved
- If you tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms, stay home until 10 days have passed since your positive test.
- If you live with others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area, away from other people and animals. Use a separate bathroom if available, and frequently disinfect commonly touched objects or surfaces.
2. Have you been identified as a direct contact?
- Stay home until 14 day after your last contact
- Get tested for COVID-19
- Check your temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19
- Stay away from people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Monitoring the Situation Closely
Here at City-County Health Department (CCHD), we are closely monitoring the health of our community, and we realize that the recent spike in case numbers may cause our community some anxiety. We urge you to take control of your own physical health and mental well-being by doing what you can to protect yourself and those you love. Here are things you can do:
- Avoid close contact with people outside of your household (close contact is being within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more)
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly
- Frequently, thoroughly wash your hands and avoid touching your face
- Get some physical activity and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, but watch out for trailheads or parks that are already crowded
- Stay in contact with your friends and family, even if you aren't seeing them in person as much as you'd like
- Use good judgment and analyze the risk of your activities before going out (whether that's grocery shopping at peak times, going on vacation, or going to a friend's or family's gathering)
- Wear a mask or face-covering in public indoor spaces and at outdoor gatherings where social distancing is difficult, as mandated by the Governor's Directive
Mandate on Face Coverings
On Wednesday 7/15/20, Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties-like Cascade County that are currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19. Studies show that this will slow the spread of the virus. The Governor writes:
"…This is about being a Montanan and being supportive of those around us. Montanans need to not only feel safe, but be safe to continue supporting small businesses like restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, bookshops, and more. And Montanans need to be healthy to work. Mom and Pop shops in Montana often have two employees: Mom and Pop themselves. If they get COVID-19, they can't keep their business running."
Please take the time to read the new directive, which can be found in the section titled "Executive Directives."