Missoula Mayor John Engen, County Commissioner Chair Josh Slotnick, OEM Director Adriane Beck and the new Health Officer of the Missoula City County Health Department, D’Shane Barnett held a Microsoft Teams press conference to discuss the current COVID 19 situation.
The Missoula City County Health Department’s Epidemiological Situation Unit held a ZOOM press conference on Wednesday to provide an update on the effort to reach herd immunity through vaccination against COVID 19.
The Missoula City County Health Department has issued new more relaxed restrictions for long term care facilities and nursing homes with communal spaces, following Governor Gianforte’s order expanding vaccinations to all over the age of 16 in Montana.
Missoula City County Health Officer Ellen Leahy told KGVO News on Tuesday that she and the health department were not caught off guard by Governor Greg Gianforte’s announcement that all Montanans will be eligible to be vaccinated starting April 1.
Missoula attorney Quentin Rhoades, who in November sued then Governor Steve Bullock over mask mandates, has now filed suit against the Missoula County Health Department on behalf of several local businesses and one individual.