COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

The novel coronavirus has made its way to Montana and like much of the world, our beautiful state is being impacted. We have the safety of residents and visitors in mind, and the best thing we can do is to stay informed of the situation at hand in order to make educated decisions.

On April 22, Montana Governor, Steve Bullock, announced a phased re-opening plan for Montana that would begin to take effect on Sunday, April 26. The phased re-opening lifts the stay-at-home directive and puts additional public safety measures and precautions in place. The phased reopening of Montana allows some businesses to reopen given they implement additional safety measures for their staff and customers. Starting June 1, Montana will move to Phase II. See the details here.

The directive for anyone who has recently traveled to Montana from out of state self-quarantine for 14 days to protect both themselves and Montanans remains in place. Read the full directive here..

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this situation poses a public health risk and everyone should refrain from nonessential travel and take precautions to limit the spread of the virus.

We understand that travel plans have had to be cancelled and postponed ... while now may not be the perfect time to take that long sought-after trip to Montana, it doesn’t mean that the perfect time for that trip isn’t coming. Don’t worry, we will be here - nestled between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks - when the time does come!

Mount Helena - Andy Austin

Mount Helena - Andy Austin

If you’re feeling a little bogged down by stress, cancelled plans, or social distancing - check out why we are Grateful in Southwest Montana. We would love to hear what you are grateful for amidst this uncertainty!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and find the overlooked beauty in the little things.

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** Forest Service Campgrounds & Cabins are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but they look forward to providing camping opportunities again soon! See the Forest Service Websites for additional information.

** Many events in Southwest Montana have been postponed - please visit their individual websites for the most up-to-date information!

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