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Closure and Order Information in Missoula County Related to COVID-19

 


 

  Missoula City-County General Closure Info Image

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per Health Officer Ellen Leahy's April 24th and May 8 orders and Governor Bullocks April 22nd directive and May 7 update to the directive, the following dates apply for reopening businesses in Missoula County:

April 26 -the Stay at Home Directive expires for individuals and places of worship

April 27 – Non-essential retail businesses may reopen to curbside pickup or delivery only

May 1 – Retail businesses, except those with later opening dates, may provide in-store business.  These businesses must meet Missoula County requirements. Each business must create a plan for limiting the number of customers to 50%, providing social distancing measures, employee health screening, and excluding ill employees. Plan must include staff training.

May 4 –Restaurants, bars, distilleries, breweries and casinos can provide service in the dining areas providing they abide by the Governor’s Directive.

May 7 – Local school boards can decide to reopen.

May 11 - Personal care businesses providing grooming, beauty, body art, piercing, massage, spa and similar services, including but not limited to barbers (including barbers and barbers - nonchemical), cosmetologists, electrologists, and estheticians can reopen, provided they meet the minimum requirements in Appendix C of the Health Officer's May 8 order.

May 15 - Gyms, pools in gyms, non-tactile museums and movie theaters may reopen.

May 23 - Farmer's Markets selling only unprocessed agricultural products are allowed upon written approval of the Missoula City-County Health Department as long as they meet the minimum requirements in Appendix A of the Health Officer's May 8 order.

May 23 - Graduation ceremonies are allowed upon written approval of the Missoula City-County Health Department as long as they meet the minimum requirements in Appendix B of the Health Officer's May 8 order.

June 1 - Phase Two Reopening Begins - all businesses and places of assembly may open, provided they follow social distancing and sanitation requirements in the Governor's May 19 directive and Health Officer's May 28 order. Events and gatherings with more than 50 people may resume, but they must adhere to the Health Officer's May 28 Order and Appendix A for event planning.


FACE COVERINGS

July 9 - Face coverings are required by employees, contractors, volunteers, customers and visitors 12 years and older within business and  government buildings, within a shared vehicle and within indoor spaces open to the public.  Employees who perform work in private homes must wear a face covering when other people are present. Businesses, government offices and persons/corporate entities responsible for an indoor space open to the public shall provide face coverings to employees and provide accommodations for employees, contractors, customers and visitors if required by state and federal disability laws. Businesses, government offices and persons/corporate entities responsible for an indoor space open to the public shall post clearly visible signs at entry points that state "Mask or face covering use required for ages 12 and older." Please review the Board of Health Rule or the Health Office Order (below) for exceptions to this requirement.

July 15 - Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring face coverings in all counties with four or more active cases. The Governor's directly applies to everyone five years old and older. Per the directive, all businesses, government offices, or other persons responsible for indoor spaces open to the public shall require and take reasonable measures to ensure that all employees, contractors, volunteers, customers, or other members of the public wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while entering or remaining in any indoor spaces open to the public. In addition, for any organized outdoor activity where social distancing is not possible or is not observed, sponsors shall require and take reasonable measures to ensure that all persons attending an organized outdoor activity wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times. Please review the the Directive (below) for exceptions and additional information.

 

 

 MCCHD Orders

FACE COVERINGS REQUIREMENT

NEW: Frequently Asked Questions About Missoula County's Mandatory Face Covering Rule and Order - July 17, 2020 

Face Coverings Required During COVID-19 Pandemic - Board of Health Rule, July 9, 2020

 Face Coverings Required During COVID-19 Pandemic - Health Officer Order, July 9, 2020 

 


PHASE TWO REOPENING

Requirements for Phase Two Reopening in Missoula County - May 28, 2020

Appendix A: Event Planning

Appendix B-1: Personal Care Services Requirements and Recommendations

Appendix B-2: Personal Care Provider Health Agreement

Appendix B-3: Personal Care Services Operation Plan in Phase Two

Appendix C: Retail Business Plan in Phase Two

Phase II - Pools and Hot Tubs Guidance (Revised) - 06/15/2020

 

 


 

PHASE ONE REOPENING

Requirements for Reopening Businesses and Events in Missoula County - May 8, 2020

  Appendices to the May 8 Local Order - Updated May 19

Requirements for Phase One Reopening in Missoula County - April 24, 2020 


Previous MCCHD Orders 

Order Extending Closure, Adding Salons, Body Art, Massage - March 24

Order Closing Gyms and Theaters

Order Closing Restaurants and Bars

 


Closure Orders and Directives from the Governor

NEW: Directive implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing measures related to nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and senior and assisted living facilities. July 13, 2020

NEW: Directive providing for the mandatory use of face coverings in certain settings - July 15, 2020

 Directive implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and establishing conditions for Phase Two - May 19, 2020

 Phase One Expansion Directive and Guidelines - May 8, 2020

Additional Phase One Guidelines to Include Gyms, Movie Theaters and Museums - May 7, 2020

Directive implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing guidance for the phased reopening of Montana and establishing conditions for Phase One - April 22, 2020

Directive Extending Stay at Home Directive, Self-Quarantine Directive, School Closure Directive, Establishment Closure Directive, and Directive Limiting Foreclosures, Evictions and Disconnections from Services - April 7, 2020 

Childcare Directive - April 1, 2020

Self-Quarantine for Persons Arriving in Montana - March 30, 2020

Stay At Home Directive, Social Distancing, Closure of Nonessential Businesses and Operations - March 26, 2020

Order Extending Closure of Schools and Establishments, Social Distancing

 

Other Orders and Policies

Quarantine and Isolation Policy - Missoula City-County Board of Health

Order to Cancel: Mavericks Tournament

  

Frequently Asked Questions

To report a violation of a state or local order, call the Environmental Health Division at 406-258-4755 or email envhealth@missoulacounty.us