The Saturday morning update to Friday's, March 27, Montana positive tests for the COVID-19 virus has been posted by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. It shows 129 positive tests in the state, with Ravalli County holding at 1 case. Meanwhile, reporting the most cases are: Gallatin County (Bozeman) is at 46 positive cases, Billings has 23, Helena has 9, Missoula is up to 9, Silver Bow (Butte) is at 8, Great Falls at 7 and the Kalispell area at 6. Another update will be released Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, March 28, is Day One of the Montana "Shelter in Place" order and most public gathering places are closed. If you do go out of the house today, maintain that 6-foot (or more) social distancing. The Ravalli County Administration Center had been open to the public Friday, but it is now closed to the public. Call the individual offices for more information, during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Contacts are listed below:

The Ravalli County Administration Center on South 4th in Hamilton will be closed to the public from March 30 through 10 (AND/OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) From Ravalli County news release:

Board of County Commissioners EMAIL: PHONE 406-375-6500

Clerk and Recorder EMAIL: PHONE: 406-375-6555

Elections Office EMAIL: PHONE: 406-375-6550

Environmental Health EMAIL: PHONE: 406-375-6565

Extension Office (MSU Extension) EMAIL: or PHONE: 406-375-6611

Finance Office EMAIL: Claims Payroll PHONE: 406-375-6524

GIS EMAIL: PHONE: 406-375-6626

Planning Office EMAIL: PHONE: 406-375-6530

Treasurer’s Office - All vehicle registrations and tax payments shall be completed electronically or by mail-in ONLY EMAIL: PHONE: 406-375-6585

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