The Park County Health Department is requesting that anyone who is not a permanent resident or a provider of essential services avoid all travel to the Cooke City/Silvergate area at this time.

This includes both single day and overnight visitors.

This is a clarification of the restrictions outlined by Governor Bullock beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020, which eliminate all non-essential travel in Montana.

Residents of the Cooke City/Silvergate area may continue outdoor recreation activities but must follow recommended social distancing practices including maintaining 6 foot distance from others, except for immediate family.

We recognize the hardship and disappointment this may cause.

However, at this time, increased tourism and travel, even day trips outside of your home area where others may congregate, puts our citizens and resources at unnecessary risk.

HER 2020-1 Section I(15) Intent of Directive “The intent of this Rule/Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible.”

Laurel Desnick MD FACP
Park County Health Officer
Park County MT Health Department:
406.222.4145, F: 406.222.4763

Environmental Health: 406. 222.4145, F: 406.222.4763

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