As of Tuesday, nearly 40% of all new positive COVID-19 cases in Montana were in Gallatin County. There are 408 active cases with 159 new cases recorded according to the State of Montana COVID-19 dashboard.
It hasn't been a great week for Montana's new positive COVID-19 case count. With Gallatin County's vaccination rate sitting idly at 61% (which is better than many counties in the state), where do we go from here?
Either way you count it, there was a big showing on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn of parents, teachers, and kids speaking out against the last-minute decision by School District 2 to force masks on teachers and kids.
They don't have the will of the people. That is the bottom line when it comes to a mask mandate in Billings public schools. If a parent wants to mask their kids- go for it. We won't judge you. But don't force these masks on our kids. Stop dividing our community.