Gov. Steve Bullock

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Governor, businesses encourage Montanans to wear masks

Mandating mask wearing is on the table, Bullock said in a press conference Thursday, but didn’t go that route. Instead, he encouraged employees and residents to wear masks as cases rise.

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Release Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana

“Noting the uniqueness of every school district in Montana, our goal for this document is not to be prescriptive, but to provide effective, flexible guidelines to all schools in hopes that we can safely resume in-person instruction in the fall.”

Governor Bullock Announces New Loan Deferment Program for Montana Businesses and additional support to increase state census count

 “This funding will support the state over the long term and ensure we do everything we can to get a complete count and our fair share of federal funding over the next decade.”

Montanans urged to fill out US Census form

“We are quite concerned that our rural and native communities in the state are way behind in terms of responding to the Census, and we hope that will improve over the coming months,” said Jeff Essmann

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says Phase 3 opening anytime soon is unlikely

“Our analyses support the immediate and universal adoption of face masks by the public.”

Montana’s Community Snapshot Testing Initiative: An Invitation to Businesses to Partner in an Early Warning System for Tourism and Gateway Communities

This increase in testing will not only augment efforts to identify cases early and support COVID-19 response and mitigation measures, it will build a foundation that will better prepare businesses for possible increased exposure that may occur in the future.

Lagging rural census response could cost Montana second U.S. House seat

Montana’s response rate is 9 percentage points behind the nation as a whole, which is huge.

Montana To Offer $123 Million In Covid-19 Emergency Grants

The grant dollars are available for struggling businesses, social service nonprofits, farms and ranches, emergency housing and food bank assistance, telework and seniors struggling to stay connected while socially distancing

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.

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1

“Montana has been an example for the rest of the nation in our response to this global pandemic. I have no doubt that we can continue to be that example, but only if Montanans, businesses, and visitors alike continue to take seriously the responsibility we all have in protecting others,” Governor Bullock said.