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Vital Relief – Montana tribes’ $200 Million path to alleviating a pandemic

Students in the 2021 Native News Honors Project set out to learn more about how Montana tribes responded to the coronavirus pandemic, looking specifically at how CARES Act funding was used to alleviate their most pressing issues.

U.S. agency says employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccination

U.S. companies can mandate that employees in a workplace must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Friday.

Brazil, India COVID-19 variants reported in Montana – Cases Spiking – Variants may be more deadly, especially to children

On the same day that Gov. Gianforte signed a bill rescinding all mask mandates, two potentially more lethal variants of COVID-19 appeared in Montana, but officials didn’t warn the public as in other states.

New Montana Law Blocks Health Mandates That Affect Businesses

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law a bill Friday that prohibits actions — such as those taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — that would affect the bottom line for businesses.

The Premonition – A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

SBA update – 4/23/21 – SVOG Applicant to Re-open April 24, Montana webinars for Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), PPP Data

SBA announces the reopening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal and launces resources and webinars for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program.

Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors? Use the 2-out-of-3 Rule

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

60 Minutes – Military programs aiming to end pandemics forever

Bill Whitaker reports on the Pentagon projects that helped combat COVID-19 and may help end pandemics forever.

Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and tests are being sold on the black market

A man who lives in the Tampa Bay region recently lost his job after he was called out online for trying to sell blank CDC vaccination documents.

Montana Legislature proposes reducing funds to government agencies with COVID-19 regulations stricter than the state’s

The bill states “the amount of the grant is reduced by 20% if that local government or any of its authorized agents have issued health regulations related to COVID-19 that are more strict than those imposed by the state.”