New Year’s Eve held the threat of possibly being a ‘super spreader’ event for COVID 19 in Missoula, but according to the Missoula City County Health Department, there was near universal compliance with directives for the holiday.
Missoula City County Health Department COVID 19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr spoke to KGVO News on Monday for the first time in 2021 and answered several questions about Missoula and the pandemic as we begin the new year.
You may have noticed what looked like small snowflakes drifting down from the sky in western Montana on Monday, but they were actually bits of ash that traveled from California, Washington and Oregon fires all the way to the Missoula valley.
With the Magpie Rock Fire burning over 2,000 acres in Sanders County and several other smaller fires burning in the Mission and Flathead areas, smoke is making its way into the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys.
On Friday, Missoula City County Health Department officials held a press briefing at the County Fairgrounds to reveal the new Sentinel system that will provide COVID 19 testing for asymptomatic health care and other essential workers in the community.
Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Ramos sent a strongly worded statement to the Missoula City County Health Department after learning that an upcoming softball tournament at the Fort Missoula complex had been denied.