BOZEMAN, Gallatin County-City Health Department, said the Health Council will meet on Friday to review the new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Gallatin County.
GCCHD said in a press release that Gallatin County is witnessing “a rapid, widespread and sustained increase in new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and outbreaks in some care settings. long term for seniors. “
“The rising rate of the epidemic is pushing hospitals in some Montana communities and neighboring states to nearly full capacity, causing dozens of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and support facilities. activities across Montana, while increasing the number of deaths of those infected, “GCCHD stated in release.
The Board of Directors will review the emergency rule revisions that will issue the following changes:
- Change the mandatory closing times for bars, tasting rooms, distilleries, casinos and restaurants from 12:30 am to 10 pm and limit the number of groups at the tables to 6;
- Require higher-risk businesses – such as gyms / fitness centers, gathering locations, bars, restaurants, distilleries, casinos – to limit the number of patrons at 50% capacity. The Board’s current local emergency rules allow these businesses to operate at 75% capacity;
- Limit most Gallatin County physical group gatherings to no more than 25 people, regardless of physical distance capability. This restriction applies to both indoor and outdoor events. Currently, the Health Commission allows groups of up to 50 people with no social distancing, and larger groups if social distancing can be met.
The press release said the amendments would make exceptions to certain meeting venues and churches where detachment from society is most feasible.
The Medical Council will hold a virtual meeting at 7 a.m. on Friday, and the public is welcome.
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