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Vaccine Demand Outpacing Supply, Yellowstone Co. Begins Phase 1B
Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, and RiverStone Health have only received "approximately 2,100 first doses of vaccine," and the demand is currently outpacing the demand, according to UHC.
Special Board of Health Meeting Called For Wednesday
According to a news release from the County, the Board is expected to consider extending rules that pertain to:
Gallatin County Health Officer Pushes Back on Governor
Just hours after new Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced that he had repealed many of the state's current COVID-19 mandates effective Friday, Gallatin County Health Officer Matt Kelley said not so fast.
Gianforte Lifts Nearly All COVID Restrictions in Montana
Governor Gianforte lifts nearly all COVID-19 restrictions, effective Friday morning.
Yellowstone Co. Public Health Officer Order No Longer In Effect
The press release from RiverStone Health states that residents will be expected to "determine and maintain adequate precautionary measures by virtue of their own judgement."
Many Healthcare Workers Are Refusing New COVID Vaccine
The new COVID-19 vaccine rollout started just before Christmas for healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. But many who are first in line are declining to receive the vaccine.
Owner of Paradise Valley Restaurant Featured on CBS
CBS News featured Chuck Tanner, the owner of the Emigrant Outpost in Pray, MT, in a story about how the extension of the Paycheck Protection Program will hopefully allow some restaurants to hang on as the country continues to battle COVID-19.
Gallatin Co Gets Initial Win Against Rocking R Bar
The Gallatin County City-County Health Department has won their suit against the Rocking R Bar in downtown Bozeman.