Health Department

 

 

 

 

 

The Park County Health Department promotes the health of individuals and families through disease surveillance, program development, and education.

 

                                                       

COVID-19 PARK COUNTY RESPONSE

 

 

Coronavirus Information

Please call with questions or concerns! We want to hear from you and are here to help!

CASE STATUS 

Updates from PC Health Department

CDC Mask Recommendation to protect others

April 7: Governor Bullock Extends Closure Directives Through April 24 including: Stay Home Order; School Closures; On-Premises Dining/ Beverage Operations; Eviction & Foreclosure Suspensions; Service Disconnections; and the Mandatory 14-day Self-quarantine for Travelers Coming into Montana.

Gov Bullock Order Childcare providers are designated as an Essential Business

  1. Gov. Bullock Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-19

Take out is Safe, Support Our Park County Restaurants and Food Service Providers

Travel Restriction for Out of State Travelers to MT - Bullock Order March 30, 2020 5pm

Travel Restrictions to Cooke City/Silvergate 3.28.20

March 26th, First Positive Case Media Release

PC YOUTUBE CHANNEL For Current Video Updates

March 23, 2010 News Release on NO NON-ESSENTIAL CLOSURES IN PARK COUNTY 

March 22, 2020 News Release on Request to Close YNP

Letter to Dept. of Interior requesting Yellowstone Park Close

March 20 End of Week Video Update

Dr. Laurel Desnick gives brief update on case status, community updates and recommendations for residents

March 20 Podcast

Lynette Rodi she’s a licensed behavioral health therapist and a certified resilience coach. She specializes in working with individuals, businesses and organizations in understanding and navigating the neuroscience of the stress response. 

March 19 Podcast

March 17 Podcast

Recommendations for Our Residents 

The health department continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing, which means avoiding crowds and providing distance between yourself and another person when interacting. The health department encourages businesses, groups, and other organizations to find different ways of delivering services and holding meetings and events. Whenever possible, stay home, limit exposure to large crowds, and use technology to meet your needs. If you are in the vulnerable population recognize that you are at higher-risk, and should limit exposure as much as possible.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact or through contact with an infected surface. To combat the spread of the virus:

  • Wear cloth masks in public places where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain;
  • Limit non-essential trips outside your home;
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others while out;
  • Avoid groups of more than 5 people and limit in-person contact with high-risk individuals;
  • Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds;
  • Disinfect high-touch areas regularly. High-touch areas include any surface you touch frequently including door handles and door frames, desks and tables, phones, and steering wheels. This is not an exhaustive list, please exercise your best judgement to determine which areas around you need extra sanitizing.

    If you are experiencing acute or life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, sudden confusion or bluish lips or face, please call 911 for immediate assistance. 

    If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel that you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor. They can advise you on the best strategy for managing symptoms or accessing testing. Please remain at home until advised otherwise and have those you live with sanitize surfaces and distance themselves from you.

    If you do not have a doctor or other regular healthcare provider, you can call the hospital at (406)222-3541 or the Park County Health Department at (406)222-4145.

    No matter who you contact, please call ahead before physically going anywhere. Healthcare workers will advise you on your best course of action.


    Focus on staying healthy:
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat nutritious food
  • Get exercise and fresh air
  • Do things that help you de-stress and feel positive
  • Communicate with friends and family and reach out to others when feeling down or depressed.



COVID-19 Resources

DIY Cloth Face Mask Covering Instructions

What do I do if I have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been tested for COVID-19?

How You Can Reduce Spread at Work 

Park County Health Department Frequently Asked Questions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Livingston HealthCare COVID-19 Website

Mental Health Support Documents available in Park County and surrounding areas.

Montana Corona Virus Task Force

Unemployment Assistance or call Unemployment Insurance Division over the phone at: (406) 444-2545




PC Health Department Services


Please contact our office, 406-222-4145 for the following services:

New Baby Home Visits

Diaper Depot

WIC CLOSED

Water Testing

Septic Permitting

Sanitation 

Health Department News

02/14/2020 - Bozeman Patient Tests Negative for Coronavirus
A patient under quarantine since 2/7 at Bozeman Deaconness Hospital tests negative for the virus.
02/10/2020 - February is National Heart Health Month
Read up on heart health and how to prevent heart disease.
02/10/2020 - Through With Chew Week
February 16-22 marks Through With Chew Week. Educate yourself on the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco.