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Tester Announces $227,000 for MSU to Support Rural Manufacturing During Pandemic

Funds will be provide services that directly support Montana manufacturers’ ability to respond to the coronavirus

Pandemic historian: Don’t rush reopening. In 1918, some states ran straight into more death.

Over a decade ago, I looked at state lockdown measures during the 1918 influenza pandemic. My takeaway: Longer is better than shorter.

Montana State Fund offers PPE grant for frontline workers

The program has a total of 100 infrared thermometers, 15,000 medical tri-fold masks and 15,000 KN95 masks for distribution.

Montana Launches Tourist Education, Business Safety Programs As Reopening Proceeds

Through the Montana Business Adaptation Program, a single business can receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses related to keeping staff and customers safe from COVID-19, according to Gov. Steve Bullock.

Gov. Bullock details efforts to support Montana tourism industry during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Bullock said on May 19 that “Phase 2” of Montana’s reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns will start June 1 – including the lifting of a required 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors.

Hawaii governor to extend traveler quarantine past June

The pandemic has bludgeoned Hawaii’s economy, triggering what University of Hawaii economists called “the sharpest and deepest economic downturn in the state’s modern history.”

Following Tester Push, Trump Extends Title 32 Orders For Thousands of Guardsmen Fighting COVID-19

Senator consistently fought to extend Title 32 orders to ensure National Guard members receive earned federal benefits

Coronavirus Is Coming for Wildland Firefighters. They’re Not Ready.

Keeping wildland firefighting crews safe this year will require a significant shift in the way the country fights wildfires. So far, the changes haven’t materialized.

‘The Plague’ Why We Should Be Reading Albert Camus During the Pandemic

The Plague will make you think, ask all sorts of Socratic questions of yourself, and form resolutions about how you intend to measure your life after we get through this global catastrophe.

Petition To: Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana Keep COVID-19 Out of Montana

Under your prescient and competent leadership, Montanans have successfully bent the curve on cases and deaths caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, however, we are not out of the woods yet.