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Business Closures in Missoula County

Closures 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Per Health Officer Ellen Leahys' April 24th order and Governor Bullock's April 22nd order, 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, and movie theaters may reopen.

May 23 - Farmers' 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.

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.

 

Governor's Directives 

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

Governor's Phase Two Directive and Guidance - May 19, 2020 

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

Governor's Directive and Reopening Guidelines - April 22, 2020 

If you are a Missoula County business and you have questions about closures or how to follow Phase One or Two social distancing requirements, please call MCCHD's Environmental Health Division:

406-258-4755 

 

 

Guidance from MCCHD

FACE COVERINGS

NEW: Frequently asked questions about Missoula County's Mandatory Face Covering Rule and Order - Updated July 20, 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 

  Printable signage for businesses and organizations

 

PHASE TWO

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

Phase Two Reopening Event Planning (Appendix A) 

Phase Two Personal Care Services Plan (fillable form) (From Appendix B) 

Phase Two Guidance for Personal Care Services (From Appendix B)

Phase Two Personal Care Services Employee Health Agreement (From Appendix B) 

Phase Two Retail Business Plan (fillable form) (From Appendix C)

Phase Two Guidance for Retail Food and Drink Establishments

Phase Two Guidance for Gyms

Phase Two Guidance for Pools and Hot Tubs (Revised on 06/15/2020)

General Business Guidance for Phase Two


PHASE ONE 

Requirements for Phase One Reopening in Missoula County - Updated May 8, 2020

Phase One Reopening Requirements Appendices (forms, requirements and guidance) -  Updated May 19, 2020

Pre-Shift Health Assessment Guidance for Employers and Employees

Phase One Retail Business Plan (fillable form)

Phase One Personal Care Services Plan (fillable form) (From Appendix C)

Guidance for Personal Care Services (From Appendix C)

Personal Care Services Employee Health Agreement (From Appendix C)

Farmer's Markets Minimum Requirements (Appendix A)

Guidance for Meeting Physical Distancing and Other Phase One Requirements in Retail Food Establishments


GENERAL MCCHD GUIDANCE 

NEW: What to Expect if a Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 

Guidance for Service Providers Who Go Into Private Homes

Guidance for Retail Food Establishments

 


Guidance from CDC

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

General Business Frequently Asked Questions 

Interim guidance for employers

Prepare Your Small Business and Employees

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Considerations for Pharmacies

What Airline Customer Service Representatives and Gate Agents Need to Know About COVID-19

What Mail and Parcel Delivery Drivers Need to Know About COVID-19

Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers

Guidance for Dental Settings

Transportation and Delivery

 

 

 

Guidance from WHO

WHO "Getting Workplace Ready" Guide

 

 

Also See the COVID-19 FAQ Page - Work and Public Spaces Section