COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
Montana Aware is a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures for those traveling in the state. We are committed to protecting the health of residents and visitors, and ask that you do the same.
With the safety of residents and visitors top of mind, the best thing each of us can do as individuals is to practice social distancing, stay informed, and make educated decisions. Like much of the world, Montana is being affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
An Executive Order was declared on January 13, 2021 by Governor Greg Gianforte that a state of emergency exists in Montana due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. February 12 a new Directive Implementing Executive Order 2-2021 took affect. Phased approach to reopening Montana is no longer in place. The statewide mask mandate has been lifted but Montanans and visitors are encouraged to wear masks and should follow the best industry practices when visiting businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, the local and county health guidelines take precedence to the statewide regulations so please visit your county health links for current information. You can read the Declaration, the Directive and the Implementation here.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this situation poses a public health risk to those at higher risk due to age or existing conditions and they should refrain from nonessential travel. Consider postponing any nonessential travel, and get the latest travel alerts from the CDC here.
Our wide-open spaces, big Montana sky and fresh air will be ready when you are. Know that Central Montana will be here when you feel comfortable traveling.
When you're ready to learn and explore throughout Central Montana, this video will help give you some ideas of places to go.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and we’ll see you soon!
** Due to many event cancellations and postponements, please verify event status with individual organizers.