“There’s no cooling-off of the economy right now,” said Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana and the event’s keynote speaker.
Cheryl Cohen, the department’s housing’s division administrator, says all $200 million allocated to Montana is unlikely to be utilized because it might outstrip the need in the state.
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- In Montana, medical professionals say a new law preventing them from requiring vaccinations for employees is making things even worse.
Many hospitals across the country require employees get the COVID shot, but that’s not an option in Montana.
- The Cost Of Being Unvaccinated Just Went Up — Most Insurers Are Passing Costs Back To Patients As Covid Hospitalizations Soar
With highly effective coronavirus vaccines available and hospital admissions soaring, many Covid-19 patients are facing bigger bills as most insurance companies have ended waivers on out-of-pocket costs that they introduced earlier in the pandemic, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a cost that will be primarily borne by the unvaccinated people more likely to require hospital treatment.
- Survey shows almost half of Montana employees think showing vaccine status should be mandatory
Use the map below to discover the % who think employees should be required to disclose their Covid vaccine status to their employers.
- Is your doctor, dentist or hairstylist vaccinated? Tips for how to ask — and avoid awkwardness.
It is not a violation of the oft-cited HIPAA federal privacy law to ask your doctor or dentist or other health-care workers, as well as people who provide close-contact services, including hair stylists, aestheticians, massage therapists and physical trainers, whether they are vaccinated.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Resources in Montana
In line with federal recommendations, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is now providing a third COVID-19 vaccine shot for immunocompromised people.
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- Waymo begins work on dedicated Texas hub for self-driving trucks
The facility will serve as the company’s primary base as it scales up operations across the southern US, and will be designed to support commercial services along some of the region’s major thoroughfares.
- Boise’s first fully-electric garbage truck – Missoula County, Montana Moves Into Hybrid, Electric Vehicles with Enterprise Fleet Management Agreement
The 21-ton vehicle carries a 10-hour charge, a battery life long enough to complete a route. City officials say this electric vehicle is much quieter than the traditional garbage trucks and produces lower emissions on a per-mile basis.
- As car prices rise, owning a new vehicle costs nearly $10,000 a year, AAA says
“While we all like that new car smell, which is actually plastic leaching into the car, the truth is that new cars depreciate at a quicker rate than used cars,”
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