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City of Bozeman, Montana offers vaccine incentive, lottery for $1,000

Bozeman residents now have another incentive to get a COVID-19 vaccine beyond protecting themselves and others from a virus that’s now killed more than 660,000 Americans: cash prizes.

New federal vaccination mandate could complicate things for Montana hospitals

“I think it’s very clear if it can go into effect, it will make things safer,” said Dr. Pam Cutler, president of the Montana Medical Association. “It will make life more complicated in Montana, where this is a controversial topic, but it will make things safer for patients and employees.”

A Longer Pandemic?

The proliferation of Covid-19 variants in Africa could lead to vaccine-evading mutations that may derail global attempts to end the pandemic, a group of African and international organizations said.

President Biden announces new vaccine mandates that could cover 100 million Americans – Montana Governor Gianforte promises to fight mandate

The President directed the Labor Department to require all businesses with 100 or more employees ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested once a week. Companies could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee if they don’t comply.

United Airlines Staff Who Get Religious Exemption From Covid Vaccine Mandate Will Need To Take Unpaid Leave

United did not disclose its vaccination rate to Forbes, but the company estimated that 90% of pilots and 80% of flight attendants were inoculated when it first rolled out its mandate last month, and it said in Wednesday’s memo that most staffers who were still unvaccinated when the requirement was announced are now vaccinated.

Mayor: National Guard not available to help Missoula hospitals with Covid surge; Sleepy Inn offline

On Thursday, Missoula County reported 752 active cases of Covid-19 and 110 deaths. Last week, Providence St. Patrick’s Hospital CEO Joyce Dombrouski said the resurgence of Covid-19, fueled by the more virulent Delta variant, was stressing local hospitals.

Missoula heads into legal gray with vote to continue quarantine order for close contacts

Board made the unanimous decision Tuesday as it met to discuss possible legal concerns

Missoula health board to test state law, order quarantine for unvaccinated close contacts

Admitting the decision could prompt a lawsuit, the board agreed that science was key to protecting public health and “doing the right thing” was fundamental to their role as health representatives.

With new laws restricting public health, officials try to navigate rising COVID cases

‘There are a lot of different interpretations’

How Vaccine Mandates Are Helping Companies

With the delta variant driving up COVID-19 cases across the country, more companies are mandating vaccinations for employees to ward off the economic losses that come from having an unhealthy workforce.