Governor extends school closures, expands business restrictions

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Gov. Steve Bullock has extended the closure of Montana schools, restaurants, bars and casinos until April 10, at which time the COVID-19 situation will be reassessed.

Bullock also imposed new restrictions that prohibit "non-essential social and recreational gatherings" outside a home in which 10 or more people are present if "a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained," Bullock said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The governor also called for businesses of all types to reduce the number of people allowed within to no more than 10 and allow for enough physical space to practice social distancing.

The restrictions do not include grocery stores, pharmacies or healthcare facilities.

Check back in this week’s News for more details.