Montana Governor Steve Bullock has ordered all Montanans to Shelter in Place. The governor issued the order at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. It goes into effect on March 28 at 12:01 a.m. The governor said it is in place for two weeks and will be re-evaluated at that time.

By placing the entire state under a Shelter in Place, residents of Montana are asked to:

  • Not leave homes except to ensure health & safety
  • Limit trips to supermarket
  • Not to go to work unless you are an essential employee listed under Federal guidelines
  • Limit outdoor activities to places where you can adhere to proper social distancing. 

Bullock said the order is to stay in front of the COVID-19 virus and help limit its spread in the state of Montana. Cases of COVID-19 have jumped in Montana over the past 24 hours. There are now 90 confirmed cases in the state (up from 65 on Wednesday). Gallatin County has 38 cases now, up from 24 on Wednesday.