Reopening Gallatin County
On April 22, 2020 Governor Bullock announced a plan to gradually reopen the state through a three-phase process. Phase 1 expired on May 31, 2020. Phase 2 Reopening began Monday, June 1, 2020.
The phased approach considers:
- Up-to-date data across the state
- Mitigation of the risk of further spread of the virus
- Protection of vulnerable populations
Local jurisdictions maintain control over adjusting phases and implementing stricter measures in their communities as needed.
- Continue to practice good hygiene
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
- Use non-medical face coverings while in public, especially in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing (grocery/retail stores, pharmacies, public transportation, etc.).
- Develop and implement appropriate policies, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations and guidance, and informed by industry best practices, regarding:
- Social distancing and protective equipment
- Temperature checks and/or symptom screening
- Collaborate with public health on testing, isolating, and contact tracing
- Use and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas
- Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Do not allow people with symptoms of COVID-19 to work.
- Collaborate with public health when implementing policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing following an employee COVID+ test.
PHASE ONE, including lifting the Stay-at-Home Directive, began Sunday, April 26, 2020 and expired May 31, 2020.
PHASE TWO began Monday, June 1, 2020.
- Gatherings may expand to 50 people. For guidance on event planning, see here.
- Vulnerable populations should continue to follow stay home guidance.
- Gyms / pools / hot tubs can become operational.
- In addition to houses of worship, other places of assembly can become operational under the group size restrictions and physical distancing guidelines in this phase.
- If you are planning an event with more than 50 people, you should consult with the Gallatin City-County Health Department on a plan to implement an maintain adequate social distancing.
- No limit on group size.
- Vulnerable populations can resume public interactions, but should practice physical distancing, and continue to take precautionary measures.